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NC House fails to block Cooper’s veto on ‘born alive’ abortion bill

A controversial abortion-related bill prompted North Carolina lawmakers to vote to uphold a veto from Gov. Roy Cooper for the first time during his tenure. The NC House on Wednesday failed to block Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 359, which would bring new penalties for…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, June 6, 2019

Conservatives spark threat of bloody GOP primaries

Senate Republicans are facing a potential intraparty brawl as they fight to hold onto the chamber next year. Republicans are defending 22 seats in 2020, mostly in deep-red states, limiting Democrats’ pickup opportunities and increasing the odds of the GOP keeping the Senate. But nasty…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 30, 2019

Bishop captures GOP nomination in do-over NC 9th District primary

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — State Sen. Dan Bishop easily won the Republican nomination for the 9th Congressional District in Tuesday’s special primary. Bishop, R-Mecklenburg, garnered 48 percent of the vote, far outdistancing Union County Commissioner Stony Rushing, who finished second in the 10-person race with 20…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Two GOP doctors going to a runoff in Eastern NC congressional election; Thomas takes Dem race

Two doctors will go to a runoff in the Republican primary election to replace Rep. Walter Jones in the U.S. House. With all precincts in North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District reporting unofficial results, urologist and state Rep. Greg Murphy topped the 17-candidate Republican field with…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Cooper vetoes NC ‘abortion survivors’ bill

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a controversial abortion bill Thursday, saying it’s unnecessary and ill-advised. The bill would create new criminal and civil penalties for infanticide, specifically for situations in which a baby survives an abortion procedure. The new punishments apply to doctors and nurses who…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, April 19, 2019

Cooper vetoes NC ‘abortion survivors’ bill

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a controversial abortion bill Thursday, saying it’s unnecessary and ill-advised. The bill would create new criminal and civil penalties for infanticide, specifically for situations in which a baby survives an abortion procedure. The new punishments apply to doctors and nurses who…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, April 19, 2019

North Carolina ‘born-alive’ abortion bill clears Senate

Abortion legislation in North Carolina focusing on what happens if a child is born during a failed late-term abortion has cleared the state Senate. The Republican-backed measure approved Monday evening would require doctors and nurses to medically treat a child born alive after the procedure…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

New US House election in NC to be held on Sept. 10

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s elections board has set a Sept. 10 date to fill a congressional seat still vacant after November’s result was tainted by ballot-fraud concerns. The state board on Monday chose the date for the new election in the 9th congressional…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, March 5, 2019

GOP Sen. Susan Collins to oppose confirmation of EPA’s Andrew Wheeler

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine announced Wednesday she plans to oppose Andrew Wheeler’s nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency because of his inattention to addressing climate change while serving as acting administrator of the agency. The Senate voted 52-46 Wednesday to end debate…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Operative charged in 9th District congressional race

RALEIGH – An operative in North Carolina’s unresolved congressional race has been charged with obstruction and illegal ballot possession related to 2016 and 2018 elections. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said Wednesday that Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. was arrested after the grand jury indictments.…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

NC official says 9th District US House race saw ballot scheme

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina’s elections director said Monday, but the first session of a days-long hearing produced scant evidence that the GOP congressional candidate he worked for knew about it or even benefited.…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, February 19, 2019

NC elections board to hold hearing on disputed House race on Feb. 18

A long-delayed hearing on alleged voting irregularities in North Carolina’s 9th District is set to begin on Feb. 18, the State Board of Elections announced Monday. The date for the meeting comes days after North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, appointed five new members…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, February 4, 2019

Judge blocks Republican-backed Wisconsin early-voting law

(Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge in Wisconsin on Thursday blocked a Republican-backed law that would limit early voting across the state to two weeks, finding the new legislation was essentially the same as a previous statute he stopped 2-1/2 years ago. The early-voting bill…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, January 18, 2019

North Carolina lawmakers consider overriding elections bill veto

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers are scheduled to consider overriding the governor’s veto of legislation he says would add secrecy to campaign finance investigations. The Republican-controlled North Carolina House and Senate are meeting Thursday and are expected to discuss a veto override. The…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Potential 2020 contenders compete for staff in key states

It’s one of the clearest signals to date of who’s considering a run for the White House in 2020: staffing. For months, would-be Democratic presidential hopefuls — Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), to name a couple — have dispatched trusted aides and…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

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