The executive board of the Nash County Law Enforcement Officers Association this week issued the following candidate endorsements: (Read more)
Note: I find some of the endorsements to be quite interesting:
Jeff Collins (R) for N.C. House District 25
Buck Newton (R) for N.C. Senate District 11
Renee Ellmers (R) for U.S. House District 2
Richard Burr (R) for U.S. Senate
I’m compelled to respond to Mr. John Bruner’s letter in The Wilson Times on Oct. 25.
Mr. Bruner, with all due respect sir, you don’t know what you’re are talking about. Do you have receipts showing Mr. Woodard’s campaign received money from SEIU, NAACP and ACORN? I recall after Calvin won the primary and after the chair finally resigned, the Democratic Party gave Calvin a check. I want to reiterate the word "after." They gave him nothing during the primary. (Read more)
Note: You must subscribe to the Wilson Times Online to read more. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher
Reader responds to letter – This letter mentions that the Vice President of the NAACP supports Woodard’s opponent.
Calvin Woodard Sheriff Elect
A Beaufort County businessman believes his doctrine of limited government, small business investment and lower taxes is enough to trump a six-year incumbent’s re-election efforts.
Republican Ashley Woolard, who hails from Washington, N.C., has stepped forward to challenge three-term U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-1st District, in this year’s midterm election. Butterfield, a former N.C. Superior Court judge from Wilson, has been targeted by Republicans — like many U.S. House Democrats — this election season for what the GOP call liberal stances and controversial votes on health care. (Read more)
Note: First of all this Republican don’t live in the 1st Congressional District so why in the hell he don’t run in his district? He can’t vote for himself. Just because he is a businessman he has the answers? This Republican is tea party driven. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher
Congressman G.K. Butterfield
Saturday was the last chance for early voting, and several local candidates in this year’s midterm elections continued their late politicking.
Candidates fighting for clout in several races across the state and local region used Saturday to try and corral last-minute support from voters. (Read more)
Residents in the Twin Counties are being inundated with direct mailings this political season.
Some are being funded by political parties or the candidates themselves.
Others are coming from outside organizations with political agendas. Their spending is not limited as the result of a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in January that government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections. (Read more)
RALEIGH—Saturday afternoon a federal judge ruled in favor of the state Republican party over the lawsuit filed in complaint of touchscreen voting machines.
The GOP complained touchscreen voting systems were not working properly during early voting. Thirty-five counties across North Carolina use touchscreen voting. Attorneys for the the state argued there aren’t problems with the machines and multiple precautions are in place to prevent errors within the voting system.
On Election day, all precincts that use touchscreen voting machines will be required to post a “Voter Alert” notice that notifies voters: of the following: (Read more)
Touch screen voting