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Early Voting Up Big In North Carolina

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Georgia, McCain, North Carolina, North Dakota

It’s overwhelmingly favoring Obama… Across the state, Democrats showed the most first-day enthusiasm. Of the nearly 114,000 first-day voters, 64 percent were Democrats, 21 percent Republicans and 15 percent were unaffiliated. African-American turnout was up significantly. Black voters, who make up about 22 percent of registered voters, were 36 percent of Thursday’s early voters. In […]

October 18th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Rasmussen: CO, FL, MO, OH, VA

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Florida, McCain, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Polls, Virginia

Not much change from last week to this week, so the story is essentially that Obama’s numbers are holding steady in these key battleground states with 21 days left. Florida Obama 51, McCain 46 Week ago: Obama 52, McCain 45) Missouri Obama 50, McCain 47 Last week: Obama 50, McCain 47 North Carolina Obama 48, […]

October 13th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

CNN/Time: Obama Makes Gains In NC, OH, WI, IN, NH

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Indiana, McCain, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin

First the numbers… New Hampshire: Obama 53%, McCain 45% Obama 51%, McCain 43%, Barr 3%, Nader 1% Wisconsin: Obama 51%, McCain 46% Obama 50%, McCain 42%, Nader 4%, Barr 1% Ohio: Obama 50%, McCain 47% Obama 48%, McCain 45%, Nader 3%, Barr 2% North Carolina: Obama 49%, McCain 49% Obama 49%, McCain 48%, Barr 2% […]

October 7th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Former Bank Of America CEO Endorses Obama

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Economy, Independents, North Carolina

I wouldn’t usually write about this, but A) Hugh McColl, Jr. sounds like he has to be a fiscal conservative if he’s a banker and B) Bank of America appears to be one of those banks that’s apparently extremely well-managed and is weathering this crisis because of it. What’s more, this editorial is in the […]

October 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

RIP Jesse Helms

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in North Carolina, R.I.P.

Earlier today, former Republican senator from North Carolina, Jesse Helms died at the age of 86. Helms, often a controversial figure, was one of the Republicans who led the expansion of the GOP base to included blue collar workers and especially evangelicals and other social conservatives. A staunch opponent of abortion and communism and a […]

July 4th, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Poll: McCain Leads By 4 In North Carolina

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, McCain, North Carolina, Polls

McCain – 45% Obama – 41% Obama has gained 2 points from the previous poll, while McCain has gained 1, which represents a net +1 gain for Obama. Here are the numbers from previous months: 2/08 – McCain 46%, Obama 36% 4/08 – McCain 48%, Obama 39% 5/08 – McCain 44%, Obama 39% So McCain’s […]

June 17th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Heimlich Huckabee

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Huckabee, North Carolina

Former Arkansas Governor and presidential contender Mike Huckabee could apparently have a career as an EMT. This weekend at the North Carolina GOP convention breakfast, Huckabee performed the Heimlich maneuver on Lt. Governor candidate Robert Pittenger who began choking while sitting next to Huckabee. In all seriousness, praise goes out to Huckabee for quick action. […]

June 9th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

John Edwards Voted For Obama

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Edwards, Hillary, North Carolina, Video

It’s at about :30 seconds in. Edwards was asked if he’ll be able to endorse the person he voted for in North Carolina. Edwards said, with a big grin on this face, “I’d say highly likely, yes.” I think that’s pretty obvious. Tweet

May 12th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Obama Adds North Carolina Superdelegate

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, North Carolina, Super Delegates!!!

Rep. Brad Miller has agreed to back the Illinois Senator… Miller made his decision after meeting with Obama in Washington today. “Senator Obama understands that he has the chance not just to win the election this year, but to be a great president,” Miller wrote in his announcement. So that means Obama leads in post […]

May 8th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Drudge Called 15 Point North Carolina Obama Win

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Blogging, Democrats, Hillary, North Carolina

Remember this post from earlier today? Well, he was right… Hillary Clinton’s inner circle now fears a stinging defeat is likely in North Carolina. “Look, we worked hard and gave it our best shot, but the demographics, well, they are what they are,” a top campaign source explained to the DRUDGE REPORT as voting began […]

May 6th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »