The Party Line
4:37 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Some Thoughts From Charlotte’s DNC

Before the convention, we heard a lot about the lack of Democratic enthusiasm among the electorate, but the delegates in the arena were not having any of that. It was obvious from the beginning, with Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker’s platform address, that the attendees started at a high energy level.

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Election 2012
1:06 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

North Carolina Governor’s Race Draws Millions In Outside Spending

The North Carolina governor’s race is getting a lot of attention from outside spending groups. Both Democrat Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory are getting help from organizations like the Republican and Democratic Governor’s Association Paul Abowd of the Center for Public Integrity has been following the race. Morning Edition Host Duncan McFadyen recently asked him just HOW much money is being spent.

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Election 2012
3:59 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Julian Castro Launches Voter Registration Drive Targeting Latinos In East Charlotte

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro answers questions from reporters after a speech at an Obama campaign office in East Charlotte on Tuesday.
Tasnim Shamma

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention, was in east Charlotte on Friday. He spoke to volunteers to help launch a voter registration drive for Latinos in North Carolina.

Castro received a warm welcome from President Obama campaign volunteers in an east Charlotte strip mall.

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Election 2012
11:01 am
Fri September 7, 2012

The Week In Politics: Democrats Fire Up For Obama, Galvanize Clinton As Elder Statesman

President Obama accepts his party's nomination Thursday night at Time Warner Cable Arena.

President Obama made his case for a second term last night in Charlotte. It capped two weeks of political madness. Catawba College political scientist Michael Bitzer joins Duncan McFadyen to talk about the week in politics.

MCFADYEN: So, you were in the hall last night---all last week, I believe. What did you think of the president’s speech and the crowd’s reaction to it?

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Election 2012
11:48 am
Wed September 5, 2012

North Carolina Governor's Race Awash In Out-Of-State Funds

North Carolina’s race for governor is expected to be the most expensive in the state’s history thanks largely to two deep-pocketed, Washington, D.C.-based organizations whose underwriters may not even know how their funds are being spent.

The state is the latest field of battle for the Democratic Governors Association and the Republican Governors Association, organizations whose impact has increased thanks to court decisions that eliminated limits on campaign spending.

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Election 2012
5:48 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Romney Leads In New NC Poll

As the Democratic National Convention gets underway, a new poll has Mitt Romney with a f0ur point lead over President Obama in North Carolina. 

The poll conducted by Elon University in partnership with the Charlotte Observer and The Raleigh News and Observer says 47 percent of likely voters in North Carolina right now would vote for Romney.  Forty-three percent favor Obama.   Political analyst Charlie Cook says North Carolina is the only swing state where Romney has a measureable lead.

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Election 2012
12:54 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

What's The Point Of Political Conventions?