Archive: 2020 election

  • Cooper armed with bicoastal campaign donations

    Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper raised $605,649 — 7% of his 2019 campaign funds — from residents of New York and California, based on a Carolina Journal analysis of his campaign finance reports. But details about Cooper’s fundraising trips to those states are hard to…

  • Eleven former lawmakers want their old gigs back 

    While some lawmakers are leaving the General Assembly in 2020, 11 former legislators are aiming for a comeback.   The 2020 general election ballot will include 11 former lawmakers aiming to reclaim a spot at the General Assembly.   Returning lawmakers have some advantages over an average…

  • CJ politics week in review, Feb. 10-14

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s this week’s review: • Governor polling: A Feb. 12 High Point University poll…

  • New year, new look 

    The General Assembly will look a bit different after the 2020 session. Twenty-four lawmakers — Republicans and Democrats — have opted not to run for re-election. Institutional knowledge will shrink as experienced lawmakers leave the General Assembly, political scientists say. But the turnover may allow new issues and…

  • Sanders would hurt state Democrats

    For a party that promises to make the character and judgment of the current occupant of the White House the central theme of the 2020 election cycle, nominating Bernie Sanders would be a self-inflicted wound.

  • GOP lawmakers want Stein to appeal voter ID order

    Republican leaders in the General Assembly want another chance to jump into North Carolina’s voter ID deadlock. Lawyers for Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, asked the state Department of Justice Monday, Dec. 30, to appeal the expected stay of a…

  • Federal court to block N.C. voter ID law … for now

    A federal court gave North Carolinians who adopted a constitutional amendment requiring voter ID a late lump of coal. U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Biggs and Magistrate Judge Patrick Auld issued a notice Thursday, Dec. 26, saying the court will put the law implementing the constitutional amendment on hold. They’re…