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Beasley’s better answer on crime

If Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley can’t come up with a better answer on crime, then her campaign may stall before she gets out of the general election gate. Senate Republicans have launched another ad scorching Beasley as soft on crime based on her rulings as a state Supreme Court Justice.  The new $1.7...

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Hines now focused on two front campaign

Bo Hines knows he has a different kind of campaign in front of him to win North Carolina’s most competitive congressional district. 3th District.  He tells CJ he plans on spending the summer winning over voters one at a time, including the more than 6 in 10 GOP voters that did not support him in the primary.

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Post-game primary report

North Carolina’s primary produced similar headlines across the state. Former President Trump’s influence in North Carolina clearly matters. However, there is much more to unpack in the primary post-game report. Overall, 758,000 people voted a GOP ballot in the primary election. That’s 146,000 more than the 612,000 who voted a Democrat ballot.

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Final primary thoughts

Next week voters will finally decide which Republicans and which Democrats will be on the general election ballot. As part of the important spring cleaning at “The Woodshed” here are some final thoughts going into the primary day, and what we will be watching. The Delay Hurt Voters It is hard to identify exactly what races...

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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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