Considering Pat McCrory

Considering Pat McCrory

SharePat McCrory has run for statewide office three times in the last 13 years and lost two of those races. He has been the national face of transphobia, a pariah in his hometown, and a dismissed, disrespected figure within his own state party despite having been at...
PoliticsNC on Pat MCCrory

PoliticsNC on Pat MCCrory

ShareToday, Pat McCrory announced his candidacy for United States Senate in 2022. In our eight-year history of writing about North Carolina politics, PoliticsNC has covered Pat McCrory from a variety of angles. Here are a few of our most memorable pieces. On...
Considering Ted Budd

Considering Ted Budd

ShareSince Republicans first redrew North Carolina’s congressional maps in 2012, the state’s U.S. House delegation has bristled with Trumpists and proto-Trumpists. Ted Budd lands emphatically in that group. The gun store owner-turned-congressman has built...
NC Senators propose HB2 on steroids

NC Senators propose HB2 on steroids

ShareIn the five years since HB2 tore the state apart, North Carolina Republican legislators have remained notably unrepentant. While cutting a deal to gradually phase out the law, they never renounced their motivations for passing the so-called “Bathroom...

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