Weekly Wrap: Election season heats up

Posted October 3, 2014

— As the calendar flips to October, political rhetoric, campaign ads and the race toward Election Day are heating up.

Three debates are scheduled in the next six days: two in the U.S. Senate race and one in the 2nd Congressional District race. Legislative candidates are trying to play up the same points, regardless of their party affiliation.

Meanwhile, a federal appeals court rolled back two changes included in the 2013 elections law passed by the General Assembly. Under the ruling, which has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, same-day registration during early voting will be allowed, and ballots cast in the wrong precinct will be counted.

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  • Just Ice Oct 7, 2014

    Perhaps in their next debate, NC House Speaker Thom Tillis will bring these issues to light.

    Hagan’s Husband Used Stimulus Money To Hire His Own Company, By Don Carrington, Oct. 7th, 2014

    "Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband and son created a solar energy contracting company in August 2010, and then, using $250,644 in federal stimulus grant funds, her husband hired that same company to install solar panels at a building he owns."


    How Sen. Hagan’s husband won stimulus cash, By MANU RAJU and JOHN BRESNAHAN, 9/25/14

    When Kay Hagan voted for President Barack Obama’s 2009 economic stimulus package, the Democratic senator hailed it as “the best way forward for working families across North Carolina.”

    One of the families that later benefited is her own.