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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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RALEIGH — Former N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday, April 14, plans to announce on his radio show he will immediately enter the race for U.S. Senate in 2022, sources confirm to Carolina Journal.

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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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Monday, 29 March 2021 18:15

Tillis to undergo surgery for prostate cancer

WASHINGTON — One of North Carolina’s two U.S. Senators recently announced he’s going under the knife for cancer-related surgery.

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RALEIGH — The state Senate has passed a new version of a bill that would require N.C. sheriffs to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, two years after Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a similar effort.

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RALEIGH — After coming up one vote short in its first effort to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill to reopen schools, the Senate is moving to try again.

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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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RALEIGH — State Sen. Tom McInnis was one of 29 senators to approve a bill that would send North Carolina students back to the classroom.

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Thursday, 31 December 2020 14:50

COLUMN: Getting pins from politicians

After hearing the news of the passing of former state senator Marc Basnight, whom the Carolina Journal referred to as “perhaps the most powerful figure in N.C. politics during the first decade of the 21st century,” I was reminded of the time I met him in the late ‘90s.

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Thursday, 31 December 2020 13:55

Powerful former N.C. Senate leader Basnight dies

Marc Basnight, perhaps the most powerful figure in N.C. politics during the first decade of the 21st century, has died.

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