Latest dispatches from the campaign trail
Posted by David N. Bass at 08:00 AM
- Two top staffers for Will Breazeale say the former 7th Congressional District GOP candidate has refused to pay them since he lost the primary. They've filed a wage complaint against him.
- Asheville tea party passes on supporting the GOP candidate in the 11th Congressional District, currently represented by Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler.
- After Annette Carter drops out, state Sen. David Hoyle rules out a bid for re-election to his Gaston County Senate seat.
- U.S. Sen. Richard Burr has $6.3 million cash on hand; he raised $1.9 million in the second quarter of 2010.
- By a 41-32 percent margin, North Carolinians still think the state should have runoff elections, says a Public Policy Polling survey.
- A Washington Daily News article explores a Civitas poll showing Republican candidate Bill Cook slightly ahead of state Rep. Arthur Williams, D-Beaufort, in state House District 6.
- Unaffiliated candidate Bert Jones holds a meet-and-greet in state House District 65. Jones is running against Rep. Nelson Cole, D-Rockingham. There is no Republican in the race.
- Charlotte is working overtime to snag the honor of being the host city for the Democrats’ convention in 2012.
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