Election

Senator Hagan leads GOP field by double digits

'Hagan leads GOP field by double digits' from PPP

“North Carolinians continue to be closely divided on Kay Hagan,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “But she’ll get a break if she can run against the leadership of an extremely unpopular GOP legislature.”

Raleigh, N.C.— The unpopularity of the North Carolina General Assembly may be starting to take a toll on the Republican Party’s chances of ousting freshman Sen. Kay Hagan next fall. Last month, she led eight Republicans tested against her by margins of only four to nine points. In this month’s poll, that has shot up an average of six points.

At it again, the Voter Integrity Project.

The so-called Voter Integrity Project is at it again, this time objecting to the vote of college students that appears to affect the election of Democrats at the local level. They seem to believe that if you don't own property locally you should not vote in local elections. They have an op-ed piece in the Durham Herald Sun. I posted some comments in their on-line version of this piece, opposing the article. Many BlueNC readers have taken note of the so-called work done by this group. They must be called out, often and loudly.

I encourage you to call them on their so-called desire to promote free and fair elections.

Victory 2012

Victory 2012. It is very sweet. I keep reading that both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are declaring mandates. The only body that can declare a mandate is the American people and I believe that declaration was made in this election. But we must not let party politics (which by the way, is defined as politics based on strict adherence to the policies and principles of a political party regardless of the public interest; partisan loyalism) define the people’s mandate. We cannot move forward on any of the issues we care about until some new rules are demands are met. It is easy to vilify the other side, the other political party. There was ugliness from all sides to be seen in this election. But the Republicans I know are my family, my friends, and my neighbors. We are all good people. We all raise our families; we go to work and pay taxes; we attend our places of worship; we help one another; and we love one another.

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$42 million in recoveries and savings in 2011 for NC consumers

I'm very pleased to report that my team and I announced yesterday that in 2011 we were able to recover $42 million for individuals, families and businesses of North Carolina! This is just part of the more than $1 BILLION my service as NC Insurance Commissioner has saved consumers since 2008.

Detective Gary McFadden ... He has my Vote!!

Detective Gary McFadden is a living legend .

There are not many men like him. McFadden spent two decades as a homicide investigator with the Charlotte, North Carolina Police Department. His job was never 9 to 5 with assigned breaks. He witnessed the end results of some of the most brutal killings in the metro area. More importantly, he witnessed the hurt it brought to family members and friends. He spent his time off either bonding with his wife and children, tending to his two favorite hobbies - grilling out or fly fishing, or speaking out against crime. Detective McFadden continues to speak at local churches, schools, street corners, community gatherings, homeless shelters, prisons, and on the streets of low income housing. He makes a difference in lives of the people he meets and talks with.

When Losers Win for Us All:

I deeply admire people who have the chutzpa to hang themselves out there as candidates and expose themselves to the judgment of total strangers. It takes courage to run for a race on any level (okay, either courage or a few loose screws, in some cases) and I always want to call up the candidates who did not make it on post-election day to say "at least you had the stones to run."

My US Senate Endorsement: Zach Galifianakis for Senator of the Great State of North Carolina

We are less than a week away from the primary here in North Carolina and the campaign season craziness is as thick as early-April pollen around here, especially when it comes to our Senate candidates. So I thought I might take a moment to introduce you to my choice for US Senator from the great state of North Carolina, Mr. Zach Galifianakis and encourage you to join the Facebook group.

"Why Zach Galifianakis," you might ask? Read on and learn about the candidate with the best shot at beating Richard Burr this year, his quest to defeat the right-wing of North Carolina and his mission to restore the Galifianakis family's political legacy in North Carolina.

Mark Kleinschmidt for Mayor Campaign - Endgame

With Early Voting starting at the Planetarium in Chapel Hill tomorrow (Oct 19th - along with our on campus rally at noon at Polk Place) and the election only about 2 weeks out (Nov 3rd), I wanted to take this opportunity to share a little information about the campaign and most importantly let you know how you can help by volunteering during the next couple of weeks.

In case you aren't familiar with him or the campaign, here is a brief intro:

Follow me below the fold for more information about Mark & what he stands for, to learn why he's earned the endorsements & support of the Sierra Club, the Indy Weekly, the UNC Young Dems, & a former Chapel Hill Mayor Ken Broun, and learn how you can help with the campaign during the final weeks!

Libertarians retain ballot spot

For the first time in modern North Carolina history, a third party has retained its ballot status at the voting booth. Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Mike Munger polled about three percent of the vote today, besting the state's restrictive standard for a third party to poll at least two percent of the vote in the race for governor or president.For the first time in modern North Carolina history, a third party has retained its ballot status at the voting booth. Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Mike Munger polled about three percent of the vote today, besting the state's restrictive standard for a third party to poll at least two percent of the vote in the race for governor or president.

Libertarian candidates for lieutenant governor, insurance commissioner and U.S. Senate also broke the two percent barrier.

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