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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 — Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, a Republican, is thinking seriously about a run for U.S. Senate in 2022 and plans to announce his decision within days, multiple sources tell Carolina Journal.

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ALBEMARLE— Speaking on faith and the current political climate, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson gave the keynote address last Thursday for the Stanly County Republican Party’s 2021 Lincoln Day Dinner at the county fairgrounds.

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RALEIGH — Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson announced Tuesday, March 16, the creation of a task force dedicated to giving “students, parents, and school faculty a voice to speak out about cases of bias, inappropriate materials, or indoctrination they see or experience in public schools.”

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Why would anyone think depicting a black man and a Lumbee as members of the KKK is acceptable?

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Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson frequently brags that he’s not a politician, but that doesn’t mean he’s not incredibly savvy when it comes to politics. Robinson, whose main task consists of presiding over sessions of the N.C. Senate, is elevating the importance of first principles lost by so many in our state and nation today.

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Thursday, 28 January 2021 10:20

Republicans slam proposed social studies standards

RALEIGH — A N.C. State Board of Education meeting Wednesday, Jan. 27, became a flashpoint in the national debate over racism and American identity. Some Republicans complained proposed social studies standards were full of negativity, identity politics, and social agendas. Democrats argued that systemic racism exists, saying children should learn multiple perspectives on their country’s history.

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RALEIGH — As Gov. Roy Cooper enters his second term as governor, he sees North Carolina dragged down not just by the COVID pandemic, but by racism, unaffordable health care, and unequal opportunity.

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Monday, 28 September 2020 09:53

OPINION: Lieutenant governor rivals differ sharply

The post of lieutenant governor is a constitutional office in North Carolina, and the only one empowered to exercise both legislative and executive powers. Those powers are rather limited, however — casting a vote in the state senate when there is a tie, “presiding” over that chamber in a titular (but rarely practical) sense, and serving on several boards.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 22:03

Robinson, Bell speak at Moss campaign event

ELLERBE — A couple of heavy hitters came out to Richmond County on Tuesday to encourage voters to choose Republicans in the upcoming election.

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