north carolina politics

Smoking Gun: Tobacco giant reveals funding of NC dark money group backing McCrory   |   March 27, 2014
As a so-called "dark money" group, the Renew North Carolina Foundation -- a political nonprofit launched in 2012 to support the agenda of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory --...

 

Big Tobacco has a ball in NC   |   January 8, 2013
This week, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is ringing in the new Republican administration with a series of events including a Gala Presentation and Inaugural Ball -- events that...

 

Art Pope rides again   |   November 21, 2012
In the 2010 mid-term elections, Republicans won control of the North Carolina General Assembly for the first time in over a century -- and Republican mega-donor Art Pope could...

 

NC isn't a swing state? Somebody tell the Big Money donors   |   September 11, 2012
Lately, North Carolina's status as a battleground state has been called into question. After President Obama's narrow victory in 2008 put it on the swing state map, a...

 

VOICES: In North Carolina, exodus of women lawmakers is more than a coincidence   |   February 9, 2012
By Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch High turnover in the General Assembly is not unusual in a year after legislative districts are redrawn. Many lawmakers who realize they are...

 

VOICES: It doesn't matter to GOP that race matters   |   November 29, 2011
By Chris Fitzsimon, N.C. Policy Watch The most remarkable thing in the Senate debate and vote to repeal the Racial Justice Act (RJA) Monday was that no one seriously responded to...

 

A big loss for Art Pope in NC school resegregation fight   |   November 9, 2011
Voters in Wake County, N.C. have shifted political power on the local school board, ending a Republican majority backed by leading conservative benefactor Art Pope that worked to...

 

3 reasons why Art Pope deserves all the media attention he's getting   |   October 21, 2011
After three weeks of national media attention about his efforts to buy political influence in North Carolina and beyond, Art Pope is fighting back. In letters to the Raleigh News...