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  • Reply to: NC House seats that need Democratic challengers   3 hours 27 min ago

    I just received this via e-mail from my county party:

    To all Democrats (and like-minded individuals),

    Democratic candidates are coming out and stepping up as Candidates. FYI, we will have a Candidate filing TODAY for North Carolina House District 64!

    Cathy von Hassel-Davies will be filing at the Alamance Board of Elections (in Graham) today, Wednesday at 3:00pm and I apologize for the short notice. Let's get out and support all of our candidates!!!

    I said "at least" because I was planning on updating the above list tomorrow. But I'm adding Cathy right now...

  • Reply to: Coal Ash Wednesday: Duke Energy pockets $231 million from Trump's tax scam   3 hours 45 min ago

    Earnings reports are (of course) a critical measure of how well a company is doing, but they don't tell you one important factor: How much money the company has piled up in various accounts. There's one account (it's a division, really) that is particularly notable, the "new acquisitions" one, in which they stash away huge amounts of liquid assets (cash) in order to gobble up power generating facilities in the various states (and countries). I've seen that account holding as much as $38 Billion in the past, and hopefully I'll be able to get a current number in the near future.

  • Reply to: NC House seats that need Democratic challengers   18 hours 32 min ago

    I’ve been happier than usual with the NCDP. Seems like they’re doing a pretty good job.

  • Reply to: NC House seats that need Democratic challengers   21 hours 51 min ago

    Harder than I've ever seen them do, actually. At this point two years ago, I believe there were about 48 seats (out of 120) unchallenged, if I remember correctly. It ended up being about 30, so I'm hoping we can get a lot closer this year. Check back Thursday, I'll do an update.

  • Reply to: NC House seats that need Democratic challengers   22 hours 45 min ago

    Having this many unchallenged districts is criminal. What does the NCDP actually do? They've had more than a year to find good progressive candidates. I know these districts are gerrymandered as hell, but that's no excuse. Pathetic.