Tag:Sen. Bob Rucho

  • Familiar names (and residency issues) add drama to SD 34 primary

    Republican primary, state Senate District 34 (Iredell and Yadkin Counties) A.J. Daoud. Education: B.S. Barry University, MBA University of Phoenix. Occupation: Funeral director, including Huff Funeral Home in Yadkin County. Career highlights: Former police officer. Sixth Congressional District Chairman for NCGOP. N.C. Lottery Commissioner. William “Bill” Howell. Education: A.S.

  • Drama likely in legislative primaries, Kappler says

    The 2018 legislative primary, set for May 8, should provide more drama than usual. That’s the initial assessment of Jonathan Kappler, executive director of the North Carolina FreeEnterprise Foundation, a nonpartisan group that tracks elections and campaigns. More than 500 candidates filed for the General Assembly,…

  • Living with election maps drawn by judges, statisticians 

    Courts have been dealing with gerrymandering — the redrawing of legislative district lines to further a particular political interest — for more than 50 years. Since a series of landmark cases in the 1990s, including some from North Carolina, federal judges have established and refined the principle that legislative redistricting cannot be guided…

  • NCGOP: State elections board should recount Durham ballots

    State Sen. Bob Rucho, chairman of the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee, on Wednesday afternoon called Gov. Pat McCrory’s challenge to the election results, which now show him trailing by more than 10,000 votes, a principled stand to ensure North Carolina voters that elections are fair, honest, and transparent. “I applaud…