by John Hood In this year that sometimes feels like a decade, North Carolinians have yet to cast a single general-election ballot for president or other offices. But I’m seeing lots of politicos and pundits making confident predictions about the state’s key electoral contests based on data from recent voter surveys. You can count me…

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RALEIGH – With the election 82 days away, the North Carolina electorate appears split between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden in the race for the White House. With 15 electoral votes, North Carolina is considered a key battleground state in the 2020 presidential election. In the latest Civitas Poll, 600 North Carolina likely…

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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. Dropped lawsuit: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has dropped his lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper over the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders. Josh Stein, N.C attorney general, tweeted the news Thursday, Aug. 13.…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A recent poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP), a Democratic polling firm based in Raleigh, indicates that Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham has a net favorability rating 31 points better than incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Thom Tillis. The poll also shows Cunningham with a 47%-39% lead over Tillis. According to PPP: 35% of…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Senator Thom Tillis’ re-election campaign distributed a news release on Tuesday stating that the Washington Free Beacon had uncovered that Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham’s company received millions in Paycheck Protection Program loans, all while he criticized the program for “harming communities.” Tillis’ release says that “this development is just another example in…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A news release from Senator Thom Tillis’ campaign highlighted a Raleigh News & Observer article yesterday which states that the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program that Senator Tillis championed has helped save over one million North Carolina jobs. According to The News & Observer article, “loans for under $150,000 retained 497,003 jobs and…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Senator Thom Tillis issued the following statement on the June jobs report:  “We have a long way to go, but today’s jobs report makes clear that the Paycheck Protection Program is working and we are on the road to a strong economic recovery. The question that is now before North Carolinians is whether…

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