U.S. Senate http://wfae.org en Child Abuse Bill In Memory of Union County Girl Passes Senate http://wfae.org/post/child-abuse-bill-memory-union-county-girl-passes-senate <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c113:H.R.3627.EH:/" target="_blank">The Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act</a>&nbsp;passed the U.S. Senate unanimously on Wednesday night. It's a bill that asks Attorney General Eric Holder to issue a state-by-state report on child abuse prevention laws within 6 months.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The goal is to get states to increase punishment for child abuse offenders.</span></p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 21:39:10 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 50550 at http://wfae.org Child Abuse Bill In Memory of Union County Girl Passes Senate Republican Senate Candidates In The Home Stretch For Primary Next Week http://wfae.org/post/republican-senate-candidates-home-stretch-primary-next-week <p>Primary election day is this upcoming Tuesday, May 6<span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px; line-height: 15.909090995788574px;">,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;so today we discussed it with our political science professor, Michael </span>Bitzer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Catawba College who also writes for our political blog the <a href="http://wfae.org/topic/party-line">Party Line.</a></span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 14:36:43 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 50090 at http://wfae.org Republican Senate Candidates In The Home Stretch For Primary Next Week Tillis Expands Lead In Latest Polls, Could Avoid Runoff http://wfae.org/post/tillis-expands-lead-latest-polls-could-avoid-runoff <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New polls show Republican Senate candidate Thom </span>Tillis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pulling ahead in the crowded Republican primary election and near the threshold to avoid a runoff election in June</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:18:10 +0000 Ben Bradford 49978 at http://wfae.org Tillis Expands Lead In Latest Polls, Could Avoid Runoff NC GOP Candidates For U.S. Senate Square Off In First TV Debate http://wfae.org/post/nc-gop-candidates-us-senate-square-first-tv-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four Republican U.S. Senate candidates gave their views on limited government, </span>Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and even a little college basketball Tuesday night at Davidson College. It was the first live televised debate in the race</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:33:44 +0000 Michael Tomsic 49550 at http://wfae.org NC GOP Candidates For U.S. Senate Square Off In First TV Debate Money Pouring In As Senate Primary Approaches http://wfae.org/post/money-pouring-senate-primary-approaches <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina hosts one of the most watched electoral races in the country this year, as first-term Democratic Senator Kay Hagan is up for reelection. Who will win is already a toss-up, in a year where Republicans and Democrats are battling for control of the Senate. </span>WFAE’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ben Bradford joined Morning Edition Host Kevin </span>Kniestedt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to discuss the race.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:05:42 +0000 Ben Bradford 49107 at http://wfae.org Money Pouring In As Senate Primary Approaches Outside Attack Ads Underway In NC Senate Race http://wfae.org/post/outside-attack-ads-underway-nc-senate-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During this year’s election season, the biggest prize in North Carolina is the U.S. Senate seat held by first-term Democrat Kay Hagan. Big money is already pouring in from both left and right, and attack ads are already on the air.</span></p><p>WFAE’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ben Bradford joined Morning Edition host Kevin </span>Kniestedt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to discuss the Senate race, through the lens of one ad, in particular.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Ben Bradford 46318 at http://wfae.org Outside Attack Ads Underway In NC Senate Race Breaking Down U.S. Senate Hopefuls http://wfae.org/post/breaking-down-us-senate-hopefuls <p>The eight Republican U.S. Senate candidates who hope to take on Sen. Kay Hagan in the fall can be divided into three tiers.</p><p>Typically, we would consider “top tier” candidates who have run and held public office before, meaning they have financial resources, campaign organization, and some name recognition.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:07:33 +0000 Michael Bitzer 46324 at http://wfae.org Breaking Down U.S. Senate Hopefuls Foxx Confirmed As Next Transportation Secretary http://wfae.org/post/foxx-confirmed-next-transportation-secretary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has been confirmed as the next U.S. Transportation Secretary. The Senate voted unanimously in his favor Thursday afternoon. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Before the vote, West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller praised Foxx.</p><p>"He is an expert on transportation, intermodal and otherwise," Rockefeller says. "He understands the lay of the land and he's done it. He's a superb and qualified person who is very much needed to overlook our enormous transportation system, which is in trouble"</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:11:22 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 30227 at http://wfae.org Foxx Confirmed As Next Transportation Secretary Tillis Begins 'Invisible Primary' For U.S. Senate http://wfae.org/post/tillis-begins-invisible-primary-us-senate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina’s 2014 U.S. Senate race is starting to shape up as most had expected—</span><a href="http://cookpolitical.com/senate/charts/race-ratings" style="line-height: 1.5;">one</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the closest fought in the nation. And when early punditry call it “a close fight,” voters can usually expect an ugly, knock-down drag out battle.</span></p> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 03:09:01 +0000 Michael Bitzer 28961 at http://wfae.org Tillis Begins 'Invisible Primary' For U.S. Senate Scott Needs To Be Effective At Marketing Conservative Message http://wfae.org/post/scott-needs-be-effective-marketing-conservative-message <p>With the announcement of Congressman Tim Scott filling the soon-to-be vacant seat of U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republicans gain a continued stalwart of Tea Party conservatism with a history-making selection.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:22:37 +0000 Michael Bitzer 17909 at http://wfae.org Scott Needs To Be Effective At Marketing Conservative Message