Decade since NC governor win, McCrory trounced in Senate bid
A decade ago, Pat McCrory was king in North Carolina's Republican Party. The former Charlotte mayor became the first GOP governor in two decades when he won in 2012 by 11 percentage points. Today, the moderate has been tossed aside in state GOP politics, trounced by 34 percentage points in last week’s Senate primary by Rep. Ted Budd, who was a little-known congressman outside his district until former President Donald Trump endorsed him last June.news.yahoo.com
North Carolina Senate race tests Trump's endorsement power
When Ted Budd won a surprise endorsement from former President Donald Trump last year, he was a little-known congressman running for a Senate seat in North Carolina against some of the state’s most recognizable Republicans, including a former governor.
Trump's NC Senate endorsement is flipping voters — and high-dollar donors
Some high-dollar donors to former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory put their money behind Rep. Ted Budd, his U.S. Senate primary opponent, after Donald Trump endorsed Budd this year, records show.Why it matters: The former president's endorsement can be literal currency in Republican primary fights. The shifting allegiances between McCrory and Budd illustrate how Trump can single-handedly alter not just support but the money race in high-profile political fights.Stay on top of the latest market tnews.yahoo.com
Court: McCrory backers can be sued for defaming 2016 voters
Some supporters of former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's efforts to contest the 2016 gubernatorial election results can be sued for allegedly defaming four residents who were falsely accused of voting twice, a North Carolina appeals court ruled Tuesday. The complaint the Southern Coalition for Social Justice brought forward in 2017 could pave the way for lawmakers and their supporters to be penalized for making inaccurate voter fraud claims in future elections. The unanimous ruling from the three appeals court judges allows a trial court to hear the case against the Pat McCrory Committee Legal Defense Fund and the Virginia-based Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky law firm named in the complaint.news.yahoo.com
North Carolina Democratic voters yearn for a new type of Senate candidate after years of defeats. Now they have two.
Cheri Beasley, a former North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice, would be her state’s first Black senator. State Sen. Jeff Jackson, meanwhile, is trying to re-create Beto O’Rourke’s 2018 Texas magic.washingtonpost.com
North Carolina GOP senate candidate Pat McCrory raises $1.2M
Republican North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Pat McCrory on Thursday announced he raised more than $1.2 million in his first fundraising period since he entered the primary in April. The former Charlotte mayor who lost a pair of general election gubernatorial bids in 2008 and 2016 but won in 2012 got support from 8,000 donors between April and June, according to his campaign. The veteran politician is marketing himself as a “Washington outsider” and hopes his track record in North Carolina politics will set him apart from his two main GOP opponents, who have both served in Congress.news.yahoo.com
Trial ahead, Trump turns to ethics lawyer for his defense
Trump turned to Bowers, a familiar figure in Republican legal circles, after other legal allies passed on the case. The first impeachment trial turned on charges that Trump improperly solicited Ukraine’s help for his reelection campaign. Pat McCrory and the South Carolina Election Commission in litigation over voter ID laws, as well as a former South Carolina sheriff who pleaded guilty to embezzlement and misconduct in office. In 2018, he was attorney for University of South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley in her successful defamation suit against Missouri’s athletics director. With degrees from the University of South Carolina and College of Charleston, Bowers graduated from Tulane University School of Law in 1998.
Longtime ally to Trump's postal chief was paid by RNC
WASHINGTON – A former executive who worked in the private sector for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was recently paid by President Donald Trump's reelection effort, according to a new campaign finance disclosure. Hauck helped his then-boss in the endeavor by soliciting donations from employees, The Washington Post reported. RNC spokeswoman Mandi Merritt said Hauck was hired to help the party organize fundraising events in North Carolina. Wos, a physician, hired Hauck under a lucrative contract that paid him as much as $310,000 a year to help clean up the agency’s finances. Dejoy and Wos have been prolific donors to Republican causes for years, including $1.2 million they gave to Trump.
He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.
The virus and the economic fallout it triggered is crashing down on Latinos just as they hit an electoral milestone. But if states such as California, Florida and Nevada were the proving grounds in elections past, North Carolina represents the future. “I’m my sister’s voice, my brother’s voice, my parents’ voice.”Trump won North Carolina by less than 4 percentage points. After they married, Hurtado and Garcia settled in Alamance County in one of the commuter suburbs outside of Chapel Hill. In Alamance County, where Latinos are 13% of the population, they account for 62% of the county’s 2,500 COVID cases.
Postal chief DeJoy has long leveraged connections, dollars
Postal Service Board of Governors was presented with 53 candidates vetted by an outside firm. Postal Service Board of Governors was presented with 53 candidates screened by an outside company. Mnuchin has said he had no involvement, though his heightened interest in the Postal Service has raised questions given Trump's focus on mail-in voting. Though DeJoy was a Trump donor, it remains unclear exactly how he emerged as the top contender to lead the Postal Service. In a fact sheet issued in response to Williams's claims, the Treasury said it plays an important role overseeing federal loans to the Postal Service.
He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.
The virus and the economic fallout it triggered is crashing down on Latinos just as they hit an electoral milestone. But if states such as California, Florida and Nevada were the proving grounds in elections past, North Carolina represents the future. Im my sisters voice, my brothers voice, my parents voice.Trump won North Carolina by less than 4 percentage points. After they married, Hurtado and Garcia settled in Alamance County in one of the commuter suburbs outside of Chapel Hill. In Alamance County, where Latinos are 13% of the population, they account for 62% of the countys 2,500 COVID cases.
Dueling lawsuits over North Carolina's "Bathroom Law"
The U.S. Justice Department is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against North Carolina. This came just hours after North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory filed a lawsuit against the government. CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca has the latest on the dueling lawsuits over the law that bans people from using public restrooms that do not correspond with the gender on their birth certificates.cbsnews.com
DOJ warns North Carolina's "bathroom law" violates civil rights
The Justice Department sent a letter to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, saying that the state's so-called "bathroom law" violates the federal Civil Rights Act. HB2 prevents transgender individuals from using the restrooms of their choice. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid joins CBSN with more.cbsnews.com
N.C. governor tries to backpedal on LGBT "bathroom bill"
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's decision to change part of a law limiting the rights of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people failed to silence critics. His executive order Tuesday leaves the most controversial part of the bill intact. The growing economic backlash could cost the state tens of thousands of dollars. David Begnaud reports from Raleigh on the financial and personal toll.cbsnews.com