12th Congressional District http://wfae.org en Adams Wins 12th District Democratic Primary http://wfae.org/post/adams-wins-12th-district-democratic-primary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Representative Alma Adams of Greensboro won her party's nomination for the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">12th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Congressional District seat. She carried 43 percent of the vote, which put her above the 40 percent needed to avoid a runoff in the crowded Democratic primary.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The atmosphere was jubilant last night as dozens of supporters waited for Adams to arrive at a Greensboro restaurant.</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 09:33:07 +0000 Duncan McFadyen & Tasnim Shamma 50430 at http://wfae.org Adams Wins 12th District Democratic Primary James Mitchell Withdraws From 12th Congressional District Race http://wfae.org/post/james-mitchell-withdraws-12th-congressional-district-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Less than two months after officially filing to run for Congress, former Charlotte city councilman James "</span>Smuggie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">" Mitchell says he is no longer a candidate for the </span>12<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> congressional district seat.</span></p><div><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:57:09 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 48989 at http://wfae.org James Mitchell Withdraws From 12th Congressional District Race Seven Democrats, Two Republicans Running For Watt's 12th District Congressional Seat http://wfae.org/post/seven-democrats-two-republicans-running-watts-12th-district-congressional-seat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s an unusual year for the </span>12th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Congressional district race. For the first time in two decades, it’s an open seat. &nbsp;Charlotte Democrat Mel Watt represented the district from 1993 until he resigned in January to take over as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.</span></p><p>Watt’s departure has created a lot of interest among Democrats. WFAE's Duncan McFadyen and Tasnim Shamma talk to Morning Edition Host Kevin Kniestedt about the race.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:38:00 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt, Tasnim Shamma & Duncan McFadyen 48669 at http://wfae.org Seven Democrats, Two Republicans Running For Watt's 12th District Congressional Seat Twelfth District Candidates Talk Education http://wfae.org/post/twelfth-district-candidates-talk-education <p>Four Democrats and one Republican running to represent North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District met Thursday night at the Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church for a panel hosted by the John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys.</p><p>The theme of the night: how to improve the state and country's educational system.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:58:14 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 48325 at http://wfae.org Twelfth District Candidates Talk Education McCrory: Not Many Options For Special Election For Mel Watt's Seat http://wfae.org/post/mccrory-not-many-options-special-election-mel-watts-seat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he didn't have many options for when to hold a <a href="http://wfae.org/post/so-far-six-enter-competition-watts-coveted-house-seat" target="_blank">special election for the </a></span><a href="http://wfae.org/post/so-far-six-enter-competition-watts-coveted-house-seat" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">12<sup>th</sup></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wfae.org/post/so-far-six-enter-competition-watts-coveted-house-seat" target="_blank"> congressional district</a>.&nbsp; Me Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:05:44 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 42934 at http://wfae.org McCrory: Not Many Options For Special Election For Mel Watt's Seat So Far, Six Enter Competition For Watt's Coveted House Seat http://wfae.org/post/so-far-six-enter-competition-watts-coveted-house-seat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that Congressman Mel Watt has been confirmed as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, there will soon be an open seat in the </span>12<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> district.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So far, there are at least six candidates – all African-American Democrats – who are competing for his office in a special election. When that election will take place remains unclear.</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:44:15 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 41339 at http://wfae.org So Far, Six Enter Competition For Watt's Coveted House Seat 12th District's History, Future Will Be Getting More Attention http://wfae.org/post/12th-districts-history-future-will-be-getting-more-attention <p>North Carolina’s 12<sup>th</sup> Congressional District has a storied and controversial history and the likelihood is that the district will garner even more attention when a variety of events converge within the next few months.&nbsp;</p><p>With Congressman Mel Watt’s nomination to head the Federal Housing Financing Agency, an open-seat contest has already attracted considerable attention, especially from black Democratic candidates seeking to replace the 20-year veteran legislator.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 21:02:39 +0000 Michael Bitzer 27369 at http://wfae.org 12th District's History, Future Will Be Getting More Attention