Democratic Party en NC State Republican Party <p style="margin-left:-6.0pt;">After a century in the minority, the North Carolina Republican party seized power in 2010. &nbsp;Since then, the party has been busy establishing a brand and advancing their agenda. With a Republican governor and resources from national groups, we'll talk with a leader of the state party about the midterm elections and their hopes for the state.</p><p></p><p style="margin-left:-6.0pt;"> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 53092 at NC State Republican Party A Conversation With NC Democratic Party Executive Director <p>Midterm election season is in full swing. In North Carolina education reform and a pay raise for teachers is being hotly debated. Renewal of a large film incentive package is on the table, calls for infrastructure spending is rising and there are extremely tight races in districts all over the state. Several scandals have emerged, challenging both parties' images. Money is pouring in from outside of North Carolina with plenty of national interest on some local races. Against that backdrop we will talk to officials in the state Democratic and Republican parties in successive weeks. First up, the Democrats.&nbsp; Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 52428 at A Conversation With NC Democratic Party Executive Director Democrats Will Fill Clodfelter's Senate Seat In Special Election <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Dan</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Clodfelter<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">was appointed mayor of Charlotte last month, he resigned from his position as state senator. This Saturday, 50 Democratic Party officials will decide who will fill his seat.</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:01:06 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 50018 at Democrats Will Fill Clodfelter's Senate Seat In Special Election NC Democratic Party In Bad Fiscal Shape As It Tries To Move Forward <p>New leadership and a surprise merger of sorts. No we’re not talking about the latest on Chiquita banana.&nbsp; In this installment of our Thursday political conversation Morning Edition host Kevin Kniestedt and WFAE's Tom Bullock talk about a week of good and bad news for the North Carolina Democratic Party.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:28:46 +0000 Tom Bullock & Kevin Kniestedt 46864 at First Lady Michelle Obama Campaigns In Charlotte <p></p><p></p><p>Last weekend, volunteers for both campaigns knocked on doors and called voters to get them to head to the polls. There were also some big names in the area – at least for President Barack Obama.</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:05:16 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 15051 at First Lady Michelle Obama Campaigns In Charlotte Effort Afoot To Oust Cabarrus Democratic Leader Over Non-Support Of Kissell <p>Cabarrus County Democratic Chairwoman Grace Galloway admits she’s not happy with 8th District Congressman Larry&nbsp;Kissell and has not outright endorsed him. In response, members of the party's local executive committee wants to remove her from office.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 03:14:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 14041 at