NCDP Clips for October 30, 2014


NCDP Clips

October 30, 2014

Senate

President Clinton to stump for Hagan in Raleigh: Former President Bill Clinton will visit Raleigh’s Broughton High School on Friday for an early voting event with U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan. Read more here.

Hagan, Tillis call on political heavyweights: With the finish line finally in sight, the candidates for US Senate on Wednesday picked up the pace, feverishly working strikingly different crowds as they crisscrossed the state. Read more here.

North Carolina

NC-Sen: Early voting in NC beating 2010 pace: Some encouraging news–early voting numbers in NC are running well ahead of the pace from 2010, even though the GOP-controlled General Assembly cut a week from the early voting period. Read more here.

NC’s In-Person Early Voting Continues to March Ahead of 2010’s Numbers: NC’s early voting continues its march ahead of where the state was four years in the last mid-term election; among all early voting methods (in-person and mail-in balloting), 731,251 ballots have been accepted for November 4th’s election. Read more here.

Votes Not Counted: Amber’s Story: Amber Alsobrooks is a lifelong NC resident and has been voting since she turned 18. In this November’s election, she has been denied the right to vote because of the law passed by the NCGA in 2013 to “combat voter fraud.” Read more here.

New money pumped into NC Supreme Court races: A relatively quiet campaign for seats on NC’s top court appears to be changing, with a conservative group responsible for attack ads in previous judicial races buying TV spots up to Election Day. Read more here.

Amid partisan pressure, NC’s high court needs balance: Fortunately, this year’s Supreme Court candidates are aware of those partisan pressures and committed to preserving the court’s independence. Read more here.

What has happened to school funding in NC?: Have you noticed there are more students in your child’s classroom now than there were just a few years ago? Do you wonder why your child doesn’t bring home textbooks from school anymore? The reason is because NC’s Legislature has slashed funding for basic classroom needs during the last five years. Read more here.

National

More turmoil for House GOP lawsuit against Obama: For the second time in two months, a major law firm has ceased work on the lawsuit, sources say. Read more here.

White House Announces Summit on Early Education: On Wednesday, December 10, President Obama will host a White House Summit on Early Education. The Summit will bring together a broad coalition of philanthropic, business, education, advocacy and elected leaders, as well as other stakeholders who are committed to expanding access to high-quality early education. Read more here.

‘Born and raised’ Texans forced to prove identities under new voter ID law: Eric Kennie is a Texan. He is as Texan as the yucca plants growing outside his house. So Texan that he has never, in his 45 years, traveled outside the state. In fact, he has never even left his native city of Austin. Read more here.

Local

Candidate Survey: U.S. House of Representatives: See the responses from candidates for the 10th CD, Republican incumbent Patrick McHenry and Democrat challenger Tate MacQueen here.

NCSU students don’t know where to vote: For information on where to vote early, NCSU students can check out The News & Observer’s list or Pack Poll’s list. Read more here.

Candidates speak: Rick Glazier – Return education to N.C.’s priority: Whether you agree with all of these investments or not is not the issue. Here, perception is reality, and on this side of the looking glass, the proof is in the results. Read more here.