Political news

SC mayors urge governor to accept stimulus money

Mar 13, 2009

South Carolina mayors are pleading with the state's governor and General Assembly to take every penny on offer from the federal stimulus package. South Carolina's governor is threatening to reject a portion of the money.

Lassiter kicks off his campaign for Charlotte Mayor

Feb 11, 2009

McCrory Expects Perdue to Make Good

Nov 11, 2008

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory is picking up the pieces after his narrow loss to Bev Perdue last week in the race for governor. It was the first time the record seven-term mayor lost a bid for office. WFAE's Simone Orendain has more.

Early Voting for South Carolina?

Nov 10, 2008

For years now, Democrats in the South Carolina State Legislature have tried to get early voting approved. They plan to try again this year, too. State Democratic Representative Joe Neal hopes the success of early voting elsewhere - coupled with long lines voters experienced in South Carolina - will finally change things. "What we need is to make voting as easy as possible for the citizens of this state," says Neal. "And we've seen it done successfully in NC and roughly 32 other states, so we know it works.

Gov. Perdue Debuts in Charlotte

Nov 7, 2008

Libertarians Win Spot on Future Ballot

Nov 5, 2008

2008 Brings Big Changes for Elections in Meck Co

Nov 5, 2008

Bigger Majority for Dems on MeckCo Commission

Nov 5, 2008

Kissell Upsets Incumbent Congressman Hayes

Nov 5, 2008

Area Democrats Celebrate Obama Win

Nov 5, 2008

It was an emotional night for Democrats in Charlotte - particularly those who were involved in the Civil Rights movement. County Commissioner and civil rights activist Vilma Leake was overcome with emotion at news that Barack Obama had won. "I can recall the '60s when we marched. When we strove to vote. And tonight God has answered our prayers. Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I am free at last," Leake exclaimed. She joined hundreds of exuberant Democrats in celebrating the election results at a party in Charlotte last night.