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Walker criticizes Meadows over Trump endorsement

Former U.S. Rep. Mark Walker on Wednesday pointed to former 11th District congressman and former President Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows for the surprise endorsement of Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina for U.S. Senate. Walker says the endorsement “hijacked” the Republican State Convention. Walker and former Gov. Pat McCrory were seated near the...

Dallas Woodhouse
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Former Gov. Pat McCrory plans to announce U.S. Senate run

Former N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday, April 14, plans to announce on his radio show he will immediately enter the race for U.S. Senate in 2022, sources confirm to Carolina Journal. CJ first reported McCrory was taking steps to run for U.S. Senate and would likely enter the race. McCrory will immediately end hosting his...

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Walker’s legislation may have spurred NCAA to reconsider amateur rules

U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-6th District, has the NCAA’s attention when it comes to fair pay for student athletes. But he wants action from the collegiate sports giant — and from Congress.  The NCAA’s board of governors voted Tuesday, Oct. 29, to allow college athletes to use their name, image, or likeness for profit. It’s a...

Kari Travis
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N.C. politics week in review: October 12-18, 2019

Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses what we think are some interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s a week in review: ECU Poll: A new poll from East Carolina University offers mixed messages on the future of President Trump. The poll found 50%...

Lindsay Marchello
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Court gives elections board a breather as 9th District remains unsettled; chairman resigns

Updated Dec. 2 to include a comment from the National Republican Congressional Committee and information about Andy Penry’s resignation. The Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement should get a little more time to reorganize as it deals with challenges to the outcome in North Carolina’s 9th U.S. Congressional District race. The board was...

Dan Way

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