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RALEIGH — U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd is polling slightly ahead of Democratic candidate Cheri Beasley, according to a new Civitas poll of general election voters.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina Senate Education Committee passed a measure May 25 that would enshrine a Parents’ Bill of Rights into state law.

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RALEIGH — A “Parents' Bill of Rights” will get its first discussion in committee Wednesday morning in the N.C. Senate. Senate leaders in the N.C. General Assembly outlined the measure in a press conference on Tuesday evening, saying that it established a parent’s right to request information about what their child is learning in school, including lessons, textbooks, tutoring services, and other details about how their child and their school are operating. Schools would be required to develop a system for parents to access that information.

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RALEIGH — U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, who currently represents N.C.’s 13th Congressional District, has won the Republican primary for the state’s U.S. Senate race, according to the Associated Press, the New York Times, and CNN. Budd’s candidacy was given a major boost over key rivals after an endorsement by former President Donald Trump and big spending on his behalf by the Club for Growth PAC. 

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, along with more than a dozen fellow co-sponsors, has introduced a bill to defund The Department of Homeland Security’s “Disinformation Governance Board.” The bill forbids federal funds from being used to “establish or support the activities of a Disinformation Governance Board at the Department of Homeland Security, or any other similar entity established in the Department of Homeland Security.”

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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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RALEIGH — On April 20, or "4/20," which in the world of marijuana smokers is like a national holiday, prominent N.C. Democrats celebrated the day themselves by calling for the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana and for clemency for those currently in prison for marijuana charges. The term "4/20" was popularized by the Grateful Dead as a time some of their fans would smoke together after school.

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It appears that Republicans are closing ranks around Ted Budd in the U.S. Senate primary. Earlier this week, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger announced his endorsement and this morning, Budd is running ad with Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson touting his support. I suspect some of the consolidation is an attempt to prevent a costly and divisive runoff, but it begs questions about where the GOP is heading in North Carolina. 

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ELLERBE — One of the frontrunners for North Carolina’s up-for-grabs U.S. Senate seat stopped by the World’s Largest Strawberry on Wednesday.

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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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