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RALEIGH — The first year of the Biden presidency has prompted major swings in job approval ratings for some U.S. senators. But neither of North Carolina’s sitting senators has seen much impact.

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WASHINGTON — The United States Senate voted 53 to 47 Monday, April 4, to discharge the Senate Judiciary Committee from further consideration of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. This after the committee deadlocked along party lines with a tie vote of 11 to 11.

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RALEIGH — A debate Saturday among three Republican candidates to replace retiring U.S. Sen Richard Burr, R-N.C., was substantive and respectful yet offered just enough fireworks to spark small fires throughout.

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Friday, 18 February 2022 10:17

Tillis, Burr seeking answers in Durham probe

WASHINGTON — The so-called mainstream media, consumed with COVID and Ukraine, continue to either discount or downright ignore the Durham report and a recent court filing, which, pending an investigation, could have huge ramifications for Democrats and the Biden administration.

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Thursday, 16 December 2021 12:33

OPINION: Jackson is out

Jeff Jackson is out. The state senator announced this morning that he’s dropping his bid for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Richard Burr. In leaving the race, he announced his endorsement of former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, Cheri Beasley. It’s good for Democrats. 

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Monday, 01 November 2021 12:23

Report sheds more light on Burr stocks

WASHINGTON — A report published by ProPublica raises new questions about stock trades involving North Carolina's senior senator, Republican Richard Burr.

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RALEIGH — Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, the firebrand conservative who skyrocketed onto the political scene several years ago, announced Monday that he would not run for U.S. Senate after considering the move for several weeks. Robinson was elected last year as North Carolina’s first black lieutenant governor after a 2018 video of him speaking to the Greensboro City Council went viral.

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RALEIGH — Multiple sources have confirmed to Carolina Journal that 13th District Congressman Ted Budd will enter the U.S. Senate race in the coming weeks. Budd will be campaigning for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Richard Burr by early summer.

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RALEIGH — As N.C. Republicans grappled with how to respond to Sen. Richard Burr’s surprise vote to convict former President Trump, the leading GOP prospects for Burr’s seat in 2022 had starkly different reactions, with sharp differences in tone.

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Wednesday, 17 February 2021 10:34

N.C. Republicans wonder what’s next after Trump?

RALEIGH — N.C. GOP Chairman Michael Whatley says former President Trump will inevitably cast a long shadow in North Carolina politics for the foreseeable future. He believes the policies Trump championed are still winning policies for 2022 and beyond.

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