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New congressional fundraising reports are in; who did well?

As we head towards the primary, campaign finance reports showing how the candidates did in the first three months of the year are now being posted. Here is a rundown of some of the most closely-watched races. U.S. Senate  After a week of difficult polling news showing him trailing Congressman Ted Budd, former Governor Pat...

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Ted Budd’s really good week

Congressman Ted Budd just finished his second-best week of the primary election with a wave of public opinion surveys showing him surging in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate and a high-profile rally with former President Trump. Then to top it off, Budd received the endorsement of the most popular state-based Republican, Lt. Gov. Mark...

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Poll shows tightening race for Cawthorn

An internal memo obtained by Carolina Journal claims Chuck Edwards, candidate for North Carolina’s far western 11th Congressional District, has some momentum toward defeating incumbent U.S. Representative Madison Cawthorn. The memo shows polling data from Edwards’ campaign pollster Glen Bolger with Public Opinion Strategies, a three‑time winner of the “Republican Pollster of the Year.” The memo references...

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Bo Hines interview from 2017 surfaces in 13th GOP primary

Trump endorsed 13th GOP candidate Bo Hines is taking heat from his primary opponents for a 2017 interview in which he said he was not a social conservative and is “more liberal” on social issues. This comes as Hines prepares for this Saturday’s Save America rally in Selma, N.C. where former President Donald Trump is...

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Cawthorn responds to cocaine comments controversy

After a week mired in controversy over comments linking fellow Republican lawmakers to cocaine-fueled sex parties, western N.C. 11th District U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn issued a statement blaming the media for misconstruing his words. “Corruption and unethical activities exist in Washington,” Cawthorn tweeted. “It’s an indisputable fact. If you don’t think that’s true, you’ve not...

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Justified change at Judicial Standards Commission

The executive director of the N.C. Judicial Standards Commission was pushed out of her role by top Republicans in North Carolina’s judiciary after going far beyond her role as a nonpartisan administrator. She attempted instead to create and enforce new policies on judicial political activity, according to information received by Carolina Journal. North Carolina’s two...

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Cawthorn called into principal’s office on Capitol Hill

The top Republican in the U.S. House blasted U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-11th District, in public comments after the freshman western N.C. congressman received a private tongue lashing from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise. Cawthorn angered House Republicans when he claimed he had been invited by fellow lawmakers to...

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Kelly Daughtry takes fire over donations to Democrats

Editor’s note: This story has been updated.  Johnston County attorney Kelly Daughtry, a Smithfield Republican, made a big splash when she announced she would seed her own campaign for the new 13th Congressional District with $2 million of her own money. Daughtry is the daughter of Leo Daughtry, a former member of the state House...

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N.C. Republicans mount redistricting comeback

Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to limit state court oversight over future congressional redistricting. Republicans filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the court, asserting the Democrat-controlled state Supreme Court violated the elections clause of the U.S. Constitution when they invalidated the legislature’s congressional maps and imposed...

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