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Locke’s Mitch Kokai assesses new Trump/Biden head-to-head poll

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses a new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll that matches former President Donald Trump against current President Biden for 2024. Kokai offered these comments during the May 27, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Locke’s Mitch Kokai discusses N.C. Senate leader’s embrace of Medicaid expansion

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses N.C. Senate leader Phil Berger’s decision to support Medicaid expansion. Kokai offered these comments during the May 27, 2022, edition of Spectrum News 1’s “Capital Tonight.”

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Single statewide health plan for foster children aims to end chaotic status quo

N.C. children in foster care are moved frequently, and when they arrive at their new placement, they are frequently dropped from their health providers and have to start over. Now it seems there is momentum to finally get something done to fix the issue. Now, there will likely be legislation on this issue during this 2022 short session that would to create one statewide health plan for children in foster care.

David Larson
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Locke’s Donald Bryson dissects Civitas Poll results for Beasley/Budd race

John Locke Foundation President Donald Bryson discusses post-primary Civitas Poll results in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race between Democrat Cheri Beasley and Republican Ted Budd. Bryson offered these comments during the May 26, 2022, edition of Spectrum News 1’s “Capital Tonight.”

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Locke’s Donald Bryson analyzes Civitas Poll results in Beasley/Budd U.S. Senate race

John Locke Foundation President Donald Bryson discusses post-primary poll results in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race between Democrat Cheri Beasley and Republican Ted Budd. Bryson offered these comments for a May 26, 2022, report on WNCN (CBS17).

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62% of unaffiliated voters chose Republican ballot in N.C. early voting

According to data from the N.C. Board of Elections, 577,232 voters cast a ballot early, with 290,226 of those voters requesting a Democrat ballot and 284,568 voters requesting a Republican ballot, giving Democrats a 50.3% to 49.3% edge. But for context, in 2020, 68% of early ballots requested were for the Democratic primary. 

David Larson
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N.C. Primary election results: Live updates

Update 10:42 p.m.: Cook Political Report calls NC11 GOP primary for Edwards over Cawthorn. Reports that Cawthorn has called to concede. Update 10:15 p.m.: Decision Desk HQ calls NC11 GOP primary for Edwards over Madison Cawthorn. Update 10:01 p.m.: Trey Allen, Donna Stroud, and Michael Stading comfortably winning GOP judicial primaries. Update 9:56 p.m.: DeVan...

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N.C. judicial primaries are crucial but fly under the radar

Judicial races decided in the fall will have a significant impact on the future of North Carolina, but as is often the case, these races are mostly flying under the radar of voters. That’s doubly true for a handful of key primaries in judicial races to be decided May 17. This year, two seats on the seven-member N.C. Supreme Court and four judges on the 15-member Court of Appeals are up for grabs.

David N. Bass

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Locke’s Mitch Kokai assesses new Trump/Biden head-to-head poll

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses a new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll that matches former President Donald Trump against current President Biden for 2024. Kokai offered these comments during the May 27, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Locke’s Mitch Kokai discusses N.C. Senate leader’s embrace of Medicaid expansion

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses N.C. Senate leader Phil Berger’s decision to support Medicaid expansion. Kokai offered these comments during the May 27, 2022, edition of Spectrum News 1’s “Capital Tonight.”

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Locke’s Donald Bryson dissects Civitas Poll results for Beasley/Budd race

John Locke Foundation President Donald Bryson discusses post-primary Civitas Poll results in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race between Democrat Cheri Beasley and Republican Ted Budd. Bryson offered these comments during the May 26, 2022, edition of Spectrum News 1’s “Capital Tonight.”

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Locke’s Donald Bryson analyzes Civitas Poll results in Beasley/Budd U.S. Senate race

John Locke Foundation President Donald Bryson discusses post-primary poll results in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race between Democrat Cheri Beasley and Republican Ted Budd. Bryson offered these comments for a May 26, 2022, report on WNCN (CBS17).

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Locke’s Terry Stoops analyzes N.C. Senate’s Parents’ Bill of Rights

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, discusses a Parents’ Bill of Rights proposed by the N.C. Senate. Stoops offered these comments during the May 25, 2022, episode of Spectrum News 1’s “Capital Tonight.”

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Ukrainian people in N.C. rally to support homeland 

As the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine continues to escalate, North Carolina’s local Ukrainian population is rallying to bring attention to the suffering of people in their homeland and to gather supplies to help them. Donna Goldstein, co-president of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, finds herself at the forefront of these efforts.  Goldstein has...

David Larson
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Why the Fourth Estate is in receivership

The fourth estate, journalism, is racing to receivership unless we can rescue it from its rapacious self. The hubris hasn’t always been this bad, this blatant, or this biased, yet it worsens daily. In the town I grew up in, Nashville, Tennessee, there were two newspapers in the 1950s and 1960s, one for the morning,...

Mark Herring