From NPR member station WFAE in Charlotte, reporter Ben Bradford has produced stories about the voting records of both incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan and her opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis:
10th Congressional District Representative Patrick McHenry and his Democratic challenger Tate McQueen met Monday (October 27th) for a debate at the University of North Carolina Asheville. For more than an hour the two candidates took questions from the Council of Independent Business Owners and the differences between the Conservative Republican incumbent and his Progressive Democratic challenger were pronounced.
Early voting started Thursday. Oct. 23 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 1.
This off-year election marks the second election since the Republican Party dominated North Carolina General Assembly expanded the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners from five at large seats to six commissioners representing three districts. The Chair continues to be elected at large. David Hurand spoke with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel about what's at stake...
David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Jon Ostendorff about the race for Henderson County Sheriff, where incumbent Republican Charlie McDonald and his challenger Democrat Marty Ktax have differing opinions about the creation of an emergency "posse."
The district has been a relatively safe seat for Republicans but some think the outcome could be closer this November. David Hurand spoke with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel about the race between incumbent Republican Tim Moffitt and Democrat Brian Turner.
David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Jon Ostendorff about what may turn out to be a much closer race than anticipated in state senate district 50, ehich includes the seven far-west counties of Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Macon, Swain, and Jackson counties.
Marriage edquality advocates in Western North Carolina are hailing today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand appeals court rulings that allow same sex couples to marry in five states. Many observers were surprised the Court decided not to hear the challenge and follow it with a ruling that could have applied to all 50 states. Lindsey Simerly is with the Campiagn for Southern Equality. She spoke with David Hurand.