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Monday, 03 January 2022 18:36

OPINION: Few senators served in the House

Thanks to state Sen. Jeff Jackson bowing out of North Carolina’s Democratic primary, the 2022 field for U.S. Senate is coming into focus. We now have a likely nominee (Cheri Beasley) facing one of three prominent Republican candidates: Pat McCrory, Ted Budd, or Mark Walker.

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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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RALEIGH — Former N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has formally announced she’s running for U.S. Senate on the Democratic side in hopes of replacing three-term Republican incumbent Richard Burr, who is retiring. The announcement was not unexpected, as Carolina Journal reported Beasley’s plans in February.

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RALEIGH — In public and behind the scenes, there’s a lot of movement on both sides of the aisle as candidates prepare to enter the race to succeed retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, setting up competitive primaries and a general election race in 2022.

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RALEIGH — Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis went on the attack Monday night.

He had to.

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RALEIGH — Jones County residents are still feeling the effects of recent hurricanes. At least one of the county’s three towns remains flooded, and two of its six schools were condemned.

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North Carolina has a long history of revolving U.S. Senate seats.

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