Politics

Early Voting Sees Record Turnout

May 5, 2008

A record 43,000 people in Mecklenburg County voted early - many waiting in line for hours on Saturday before polls closed. County officials are bracing for another mad rush for Primary Election Day. WFAE's Julie Rose reports. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and close at 7:30 p.m. Tune to 90.7 WFAE for breaking coverage of election results throughout the evening.

Perdue in Race for Democratic Nomination

May 5, 2008

Lieutenant Governor Bev Perdue is one of two major contenders for the Democratic nomination for governor. WUNC's Laura Leslie has this profile of Perdue.

Judicial Races Pose Problems for Voters

May 2, 2008

North Carolina voters will have their say on some high profile races Tuesday, including President and Governor. There are also some lesser-known races on the ballot - including a couple of the state's top judicial positions. That choice poses a tricky problem for many voters. WFAE's Julie Rose explains:

Fred Smith Vies for Republican Nomination

May 2, 2008

In these days leading up to the primary election, WFAE is bringing you profiles of all six major candidates for governor. In this profile, we meet our third Republican candidate, State Senator Fred Smith. WUNC's Laura Leslie reports.

Moore - Democratic Contender for Governor

Apr 30, 2008

In this profile of the major candidates for North Carolina governor, we meet Democratic contender State Treasurer Richard Moore. WUNC's Laura Leslie filed this report.

As the state's primary day draws closer, WFAE is bringing you profiles of each of the major candidates for governor. Now, we meet Republican contender and Salisbury attorney Bill Graham. WUNC's Laura Leslie reports.

In this first of six profiles of the major candidates for NC governor, WUNC's Laura Leslie takes a look at Republican Pat McCrory.

State Senator Hagan Runs for U.S. Senate

Apr 29, 2008

Democrat Kay Hagan is on the ballot for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Elizabeth Dole. Hagan currently serves as a member of the North Carolina Senate. WUNC's Jessica Jones reports on Hagan and her campaign.

Neal Seeks Democratic Nomination for Senate

Apr 29, 2008

Democrats hope to unseat Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole in November. Former investment banker Jim Neal is seeking the Democratic nomination. WUNC's Jessica Jones looks at Neal and his campaign.

Early Voter Turnout High

Apr 28, 2008

Mecklenburg County voters now have 17 places to cast an early ballot in the upcoming primary, and turnout is exceeding the expectations of election officials. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

McCain to Visit Charlotte

Apr 21, 2008

North Carolina's May 6 Primary is a big deal for the Democrats running for president. But it's just a rubber stamp for Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain. Still, the Charlotte Chamber today announced that McCain will pay a visit to speak with local business leaders the day before the primary. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

Polls Show McCrory Leads Governor's Race

Apr 16, 2008

The latest polls show Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory with a solid lead in the Republican race for governor. WFAE's Julie Rose has more.

Meck Co. Voter Figures Setting Records

Apr 11, 2008

The North Carolina State Board of Elections says voter registrations this year are up among all races and political parties compared to four years ago. Mecklenburg County Board of Elections Director Michael Dickerson says the same is true for the Charlotte Region. He spoke with WFAE's Julie Rose: To find early voting locations and registration information, visit www.meckboe.org.

North Carolina in the Political Spotlight

Apr 8, 2008

North Carolina is in the political spotlight this Spring - which is unusual since the state's primary is one of the last in the nation. WFAE's Julie Rose reports on the unlikely importance of May 6th, and considers whether it will make a difference come November.

Presidential Politics Comes to Charlotte

Mar 21, 2008

It's a big week for presidential politics in Charlotte. Barack Obama sold out the Grady Cole Auditorium Wednesday. Today, the Clintion campaign comes to town. WFAE's Julie Rose has details.

Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

Mar 10, 2008

The four Republicans running for North Carolina governor debated at UNC-Charlotte this weekend. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

Mecklenburg Democrats Elect New Chair

Mar 7, 2008

Mecklenburg County Democrats elected a new party chairman this week. Joel Ford takes over a party fractured by the recent sheriff's controversy. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Ford and asked him what attracted him to the position.

Is North Carolina's Primary Relevant?

Feb 5, 2008

(2/5/08) Voters in twenty-four states are casting ballots in today's Super Tuesday Presidential Primary. North Carolina is not one of them. WFAE's Julie Rose asked UNC-Charlotte political science professor Eric Heberlig what it would take to make North Carolina's May 6 primary relevant in this election.

SC Youth Have Their Say

Jan 24, 2008

WFAE has this final report in our special series on the South Carolina Presidential Primaries. We've heard from retirees, religious conservatives, immigrants and African Americans. Now the youth have their say. In South Carolina, more than 70,000 youth under 30 registered to vote in 2007. If even half of them show up on Election Day, WFAE's Julie Rose reports 2008 could be the Year of the Kid.

The Immigration Issue Among SC Voters

Jan 17, 2008

As part of our series of reports on the upcoming South Carolina primaries we look at immigration. WFAE's Julie Aguirre reports on why it's so important to Republican voters.

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