Another bill for the base

Heading into the 2020 election cycle, Republicans in the legislature are hitting all the buttons to fire up their base. We had the so-called “Born Alive” bill to excite the anti-abortion wing of the party and let them feel good about themselves by opposing baby...

Neo-confederates in the GOP attic

Rep. Larry Pittman is at it again. He’s wearing his ignorance as a badge of honor and embarrassing the Republican Party, which, in the Age of Trump, is hard to do. But Pittman also represents a significant minority within the GOP. Without them, Republicans would be a...

Daily Perspective: June 19

Though Eric Mansfield and Cal Cunningham are making the biggest splash, today we examine two other candidates in the Democratic primary who have been running for a few months now: Erica Smith and Trevor Fuller, and what it takes for them to compete in a statewide...

Fuller and Smith: What it takes to break through

This week, former state senators Cal Cunningham and Eric Mansfield joined sitting state Senator Erica Smith and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Trevor Fuller as candidates for US Senate. Both Fuller and Smith have been in the race since January. Neither, though, has...

And now Mansfield is in

News in the North Carolina Senate race keeps rolling in. Former state Senator Eric Mansfield is officially running for US Senate. Mansfield announced a month or so ago that he was forming an exploratory committee. With Cal Cunningham’s announcement yesterday,...

Cunningham switches to Senate

Former state senator and veteran Cal Cunningham announced he’s switching races today. Cunningham says he's moving from the lieutenant governor’s race to the US Senate race, in part, because he’s heard the request on the campaign trail. As incumbent Republican Thom...

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