Politics

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory speaks to his supporters upon winning the Republican nomination for governor.

Election Officials Expect Record Turnout

May 6, 2008

Election officials expect Mecklenburg County residents to vote in record numbers today. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

Young Charlotte Voters' Impressions

May 6, 2008

Around 100 students from West Charlotte High School walked in groups to a polling place to vote for the first time ever. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

Former state Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr is one of four major contenders for the Republican nomination for governor of North Carolina. WUNC's Laura Leslie provides this profile.

Young Charlotte Voters Go to the Polls

May 5, 2008

Some students from West Charlotte High School took time out of class for early voting. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

Election returns throughout the Presidential primary show a large gap between generations. Older people tend toward Hillary Clinton. Younger voters are Barack Obama's. But as WFAE's Julie Rose reports, the ongoing Democratic race is also opening conversation across generations.

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.

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