The state of house races

Our maps at PoliticsNC have been updated. (Thanks, Amanda.) It’s time to take a look at the lay of the land in legislative races as we approach the end of August and the beginning of the real campaign season in September. We'll start with the House. Republicans hold a...

War on the administrative state

Yesterday, the EPA held a Community Event in Fayetteville to discuss the threat of Gen X to the Cape Fear River and all the communities it serves. Congressman Richard Hudson came to show his concern. Ironically, as his opponent Frank McNeill pointed out, if Hudson had...

Governing like a cartel

Yesterday was a bad day for the authoritarians in the General Assembly. First, the court came out against their law that would retro-actively change elections laws, leaving two Republicans on the ballot for Supreme Court. Then, all five formers governors, two...

McCready is What NC Democrats Need

In the twilight years of Democratic dominance, NC progressives grew restive. Urbanization had not led to the liberalization of their party. Pro-business rural Democrats ran the party, and this bulwark of centrism left some activists feeling like they were denied the...

Fuel to the Democratic fire

Today, all five of North Carolina’s surviving governors are holding a press conference to oppose two of the proposed constitutional amendments that would shift power from the governor to the legislature. The GOP majority in the state house and senate has been trying...

Uncoordinated coordination

Yesterday, the Republican House Caucus released a web site supposedly ridiculing Democratic House candidates. The text reads, "Here are the candidates of the North Carolina Democratic House Caucus hoping to get elected to enact a far-left radical agenda.” That...

Davie County

Davie County is a small, rural county located directly southwest of Winston-Salem in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region. With a relatively small population of 43,244 residents as of mid-2018, Davie has a distinct exurban element stemming from its proximity to the...

Out of the mainstream

Back in the 1990s, Republicans in North Carolina had the bad habit of nominating candidates who were so far out of the mainstream that they couldn’t win general elections. Contrary to what  their base wants to believe, North Carolina is a moderate state. In the...

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