The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

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NC 2012 Archives

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North Carolina Gubernatorial Headlines 2012 Archives

DECEMBER 2012

Gov. Perdue issues pardon of innocence for Wilmington 10 (Democratic Underground, 12/31/12)
Perdue pardons Wilmington 10 (News & Observer, 12/31/12)
Freeze NC green-energy law, a GOP leader says (Charlotte Observer, 12/31/12)
Perdue makes 4 judicial appointments (News & Observer, 12/31/12)
Dome: McCrory inauguration parade route emerging (News & Observer, 12/30/12)
COMMENTARY: Voter ID, teachers toting guns and other predictions for 2013 (News & Observer,12/29/12)
Pat McCrory’s closest transition advisers include big GOP donors, politicos (News & Observer,12/28/12)
Perdue makes ceremonial splash with Dix lease signing (News & Observer, 12/28/12)
A tenure of firsts comes to an end for Perdue (News & Observer, 12/28/12)
The Perdue scorecard (News & Observer, 12/28/12)
Perdue, Raleigh mayor ink terms of Dix deal (News & Observer, 12/28/12)
New cultural resources secretary brings diversity — and controversy — to the job (News & Observer,12/28/12)
Outgoing Perdue defends how she governed NC (News & Observer, 12/27/12)
McCrory will take governor’s oath in small, private ceremony (News & Observer, 12/27/12)
Advocates seek a safety net for injured NC workers (News & Observer, 12/26/12)
Dome: One-year legislator gets his way on charter schools (News & Observer, 12/26/12)
New DENR chief seeks balance between environment, ‘customers’ (News & Observer, 12/26/12)
Dome: Breaking down GOP gains made on Election Day (News & Observer, 12/26/12)
Former lawmaker LaRoqu indicted on four new counts in money-laundering scheme (News & Observer, 12/26/12)
Dome: McCrory,  Berger vow follow-up on UNC report (News & Observer, 12/22/12)
Triangle lawmakers differ on need for assault weapons ban (News & Observer, 12/21/12)
McCrory names Art Pope to be his chief budget writer (News & Observer, 12/20/12)
NC workers want voice in compensation study (News & Observer, 12/19/12)
Martin’s report could shed new light on UNC scandal (News & Observer, 12/19/12)
Fear of new gun rules sparks sales frenzy in Triangle (News & Observer, 12/18/12)
State to provide $1 million to help group homes stay open (News & Observer, 12/18/12)
NC Supreme Court: Newby can participate in redistricting case (News & Observer, 12/17/12)
Report: Unemployment bill would cut state taxes for some businesses (News & Observer, 12/17/12)
NC House Republicans gather to pick more leaders (News & Observer, 12/16/12)
Fiscal cliff could hit NC defense, research jobs (News & Observer, 12/16/12)
COMMENTARY: McCrory picks outside the box for DHHS secretary (News & Observer, 12/16/12)
Dome: New group will push urban issues in General Assembly (News & Observer, 12/15/12)
McCrory, Perdue traveling to NC military bases (News & Observer, 12/14/12)
Perdue won’t offer funding fix for group homes until next week (News & Observer, 12/14/12)
McCrory names three to top administration posts (News & Observer, 12/13/12)
Judge finds racial bias played a role in three death row cases (News & Observer, 12/13/12)
Legislators: Employers’ insurance data will be public again (News & Observer, 12/13/12)
Perdue chooses appeals judge Beasley for Supreme Court (News & Observer, 12/13/12)
Embattled state Democratic Party chairman won’t seek second term (News & Observer, 12/13/12)
GOP’s full control in long-moderate North Carolina may leave lasting stamp (New York Times,12/11/12)
McCrory plans early inauguration (News & Observer, 12/10/12)
NC now facing its own cliff for unemployment benefits (News & Observer, 12/10/12)
McCrory plans early inauguration (Charlotte Observer, 12/10/12)
McCrory gets more outside prep help for governor (News & Observer, 12/10/12)
Perdue to offer plan to protect NC group home residents (News & Observer, 12/10/12)
COMMENTARY: Why such vitriol over Dix vote? (News & Observer, 12/10/12)
The Triangle’s in US House just doubled (News & Observer, 12/8/12)
Perdue going out in a blaze of barbed exchanges (News & Observer, 12/8/12)
Interloper threatens to spoil inaugural ball (News & Observer, 12/8/12)
Wilmington 10 member takes pardon petitions to governor (News & Observer, 12/8/12)
Inaugural events draw Avett Brothers, newly formed conservative nonprofit group (News & Observer, 12/7/12)
NC House panel shelves major immigration legislation (News & Observer, 12/6/12)
Dome: Perdue ensures she will pick NC Supreme Court judge (News & Observer, 12/5/12)
State bill calls for reduced benefits for laid-off workers (News & Observer, 12/5/12)
NC unemployment plan hits businesses, beneficiaries (AP, 12/5/12)
EDITORIAL: Right Dix deal, wrong GOP response (News & Observer, 12/4/12)
Gov-elect Pat McCrory still employed by law firm that lobbies the state (News & Observer, 12/4/12)
State, city leaders approve Dix park (News & Observer, 12/4/12)
Dome: GOP controls Basnight’s old Senate seat after two recounts (News & Observer, 12/3/12)
Deal on Dix land nears decision (News & Observer, 12/3/12)
COMMENTARY: DINOs are an endangered species (News & Observer, 12/3/12)
Dome: Democratic Party spokesman leaves quietly (News & Observer, 12/3/12)
NC regulator approves Duke Energy probe settlement (News & Observer, 12/3/12)

NOVEMBER 2012

Tillis calls for special session on mental health group homes (News & Observer, 11/30/12)
Raleigh, state reach Dix lease deal (News & Observer, 11/30/12)
Dome: Perdue to appoint next justice with ‘informal buy-in’ from panel (News & Observer,11/29/12)
Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson will resign from NC Supreme Court (News & Observer,11/28/12)
Election recount goes to Democrat Mike McIntyre (News & Observer, 11/28/12)
McCrory, GOP legislative leaders want Perdue’s Dix plan blocked (News & Observer, 11/27/12)
Perdue drafting plan to convert Dix into a major urban park (News & Observer, 11/27/12)
Groups petition Perdue for pardons (News & Observer, 11/26/12)
Civitas picks fight with state elections director (News & Observer, 11/25/12)
Budget tweak could put mentally ill on the street (News & Observer, 11/25/12)
NC lawmakers seeking more from railroad company (News & Observer, 11/25/12)
NC Democrats look for new leaders (News & Observer, 11/24/12)
No easy solutions for state’s $2.4B debt (News & Observer, 11/23/12)
Outside money dominated NC races (News & Observer, 11/23/12)
North Carolina town split over sheriff’s treatment of Latinos (News & Observer, 11/23/12)
Hundreds of jobs posted on Gov-elect McCrory’s website (News & Observer, 11/23/12)
Dome: McCrory plans Jan. 5 swearing-in, followed by gala week (News & Observer, 11/20/12)
7th District race still up in the air (News & Observer, 11/20/12)
Dan Forest says he’ relieved Lt. Gov. race is over (News & Observer, 11/19/12)
Coleman concedes to Forest in Lt. Gov race (News & Observer, 11/19/12)
Stith shaping team for Gov-elect McCrory (News & Observer, 11/18/12)
Dome: McCrory team lists hundreds of job openings (News & Observer, 11/18/12)
NC House Republicans keep Tillis in charge (News & Observer, 11/17/12)
McCrory doesn’t exclude NC Dems in new GOP team (AP, 11/17/12)
McCrory’s to-do list: A mattress, a Cabinet, an inauguration (News & Observer, 11/17/12)
Larger NC GOP House caucus meeting in Raleigh (News & Observer, 11/17/12)
McIntyre declares victory as final votes counted (News & Observer, 11/16/12)
NC’s health care exchange will be state-federal partnership (News & Observer, 11/15/12)
Linda Coleman will file lawsuits today in lieutenant governor race (News & Observer, 11/15/12)
Dome: Coleman campaign concerned about uncounted provisional ballots (News & Observer,11/14/12)
Dome: McCrory takes first trip as governor-elect (News & Observer, 11/13/12)
GOP worried about NC pre-K expansion finances (AP, 11/13/12)
Chris Christie says McCrory win is a silver lining to election (News & Observer, 11/13/12)
Hagan targeted by GOP, ready for 2014 NC race (Roll Call, 11/13/12)
In first week as governor-elect, Pat McCrory heads to Las Vegas (News & Observer, 11/13/12)
McCrory’s election raises coastal questions (Wilmington Star News, 11/12/12)
GOP has high hopes for NC gov-elect Pat McCrory (Fayetteville Observer, 11/12/12)
Inside politics: Democrats to lose edge on NC election boards (Fayetteville Observer, 11/12/12)
COMMENTARY: North Carolina votes for change (Gaston Gazette, 11/12/12)
EDITORIAL: McCrory offers promise of solving some of state’s issues (Gaston Gazette, 11/12/12)
McCrory working to turn fixer slogan into practice (AP, 11/12/12)
Kay Hagan ranks among  most vulnerable Senate Democrats in 2014 (News & Observer, 11/12/12)
NC Dems at crossroads after campaign 2012 losses (WNCT, 11/11/12)
NC Dems banished to back bench but warming up for 2014 (News & Observer, 11/11/12)
Emerging Issues forum focuses on manufacturing (News & Observer, 11/11/12)
Can Pat McCrory accomplish what he promised in the campaign (News & Observer, 11/10/12)
COMMENTARY: Reflecting on the 2012 elections (News & Observer, 11/10/12)
NC could see rollback in regulations (News & Observer, 11/10/12)
State needs long-term vision for education to fix economy (News & Observer, 11/10/12)
Private school debate awaits new governor (News & Observer, 11/10/12)
McCrory wants a long-range study of transportation and infrastructure needs (News & Observer,11/9/12)
GOP activists lead McCrory transition team (News & Observer, 11/9/12)
Education advice for McCrory. Privatize. Or Don’t. (News & Observer, 11/9/12)
New fracking board raises unforeseen ethics issues (News & Observer, 11/9/12)
Unfamiliar territory leads McIntyre, Rouzer to recount (News & Observer, 11/8/12)
Five reasons why Obama didn’t carry North Carolina (News & Observer, 11/8/12)
Dome: League of Conservation Voters looks on bright side (News & Observer, 11/8/12)
On the day after, Republicans ask what went wrong (News & Observer, 11/7/12)
Morning after, McCrory sets stage for transition (News & Observer, 11/7/12)
Pat McCrory will face legislative challenges (News & Observer, 11/7/12)
Lt. Governor: Republican Forest claims win over Democrat Coleman (News & Observer, 11/7/12)
COMMENTARY: GOP’s new control signals a conservative shift in state politics (News & Observer,11/7/12)
Romney puts NC back in the red column (News & Observer, 11/7/12)
North Carolina’s congressional delegation: Big GOP gains (News & Observer, 11/7/12)
NC Superintendent of Public Instructions: Atkinson defeats Tedesco (News & Observer, 11/7/12)
New inroad for GOP as Democrats lose statehouse in South (New York Times, 11/6/12)
NC voters show up in droves; nearly 2 million expected to cast ballots today (News & Observer,11/6/12)
Election 2012: Now, it’s your turn to get your say (News & Observer, 11/5/12)
Commentary: Not voting? That should never be an option (News & Observer, 11/5/12)
Clinton stirs Raleigh rally as campaign nears the wire (News & Observer, 11/4/12)
Tea party helped energize GOP early voters (News & Observer, 11/4/12)
Commentary: Those political ads are the key to land of the free (News & Observer, 11/4/12)
Dome: Aides say Perdue helped outside the spotlight (News & Observer, 11/4/12)
Next NC governor will have tighter gasp on levers of power (News & Observer, 11/3/12)
Commentary: Four races to watch in NC on Tuesday (News & Observer, 11/3/12)
In Congress, Democrat Kissell is stuck in the middle (News & Observer, 11/3/12)
Election Night: 7 burning NC questions (News & Observer, 11/3/12)
Early voters break turnout records at 2.7 million (News & Observer, 11/3/12)
McCrory, Dalton campaign near each other but diverge in mood (News & Observer, 11/3/12)
NC, 10 0ther key states to determine fates of Obama, Romney (News & Observer, 11/2/12)
NC GOP files complaint in governor’s race (News & Observer, 11/2/12)
List of purportedly dead NC voters includes some live ones (News & Observer, 11/2/12)
Candidates for governor support prying open some government records (News & Observer, 11/2/12)
GOP redraw, ads jolt give Ellmers edge in race with vet (News & Observer, 11/1/12)
Early voting in NC exceeds 2 million (News & Observer, 11/1/12)

OCTOBER 2012

NC Gov. Perdue hasn’t yet emptied campaign coffers (News & Observer, 10/31/12)
Voters face choice in three NC Court of Appeals races (News & Observer, 10/31/12)
Dome: PPP Poll shows leads for Ervin, Forest, McCrory (News & Observer, 10/31/12)
Voting complaints increase this election cycle (News & Observer, 10/31/12)
McCrory leads Dalton in election funds 6-to-1 (News & Observer, 10/30/12)
On the trail, Dalton and McCrory a study in contrasts (News & Observer, 10/30/12)
More than $2.5M raised so far by outside groups in state Supreme Court race (News & Observer,10/30/12)
NC officials troubled by raucous election activity (News & Observer, 10/30/12)
Presidential campaigns play ground game in NC (News & Observer, 10/30/12)
State school superintendent race simmers (News & Observer, 10/30/12)
Poll: Obama, Romney are in dead heat in NC (News & Observer, 10/29/12)
Dome: NC operative behind group targeting six Senate elections (News & Observer, 10/29/12)
Voters take advantage of Sunday voting (News & Observer, 10/28/12)
Dome: That dang banjo ad is costing super PAC $1.3 million (News & Observer, 10/28/12)
Debra Goldman fires back at critics (News & Observer, 10/28/12)
Both sides see what they want in early voting numbers (News & Observer, 10/27/12)
North Carolina moves from ‘lean Romney’ to tossup (News & Observer, 10/27/12)
Roots and ideas are issues in NC’s 11th district (News & Observer, 10/27/12)
GOP candidates rally backers, urge focus on state judicial race (News & Observer, 10/27/12)
Commentary: Attack ads exhausting, effective (News & Observer, 10/27/12)
Vital NC worker’s compensation data becomes private (News & Observer, 10/27/12)
After two years of GOP rule, voters will get their say (News & Observer, 10/27/12)
Judges concerned about money flowing into state Supreme Court race (News & Observer, 10/27/12)
NC gov hopefuls differ on public education’s path (News & Observer, 10/27/12)
Advocates for children don’t like where Perdue is getting money to expand Pre-K (News & Observer,10/27/12)
Commentary: Goldman’s actions invite questions (News & Observer, 10/27/12)
Democrats lead early voting; Republicans think they’re winning the race (News & Observer,10/26/12)
‘Stay strong, Pat’ conservative group says in new campaign mailers (News & Observer, 10/26/12)
Challenge raises questions in new Superior Court judicial district (News & Observer, 10/25/12)
A few jabs but no knockout in final debate in governor’s race (News & Observer, 10/25/12)
Super PAC funds pour into Newby’s campaign for NC Supreme Court (News & Observer, 10/25/12)
Early voters swarm election sites (News & Observer, 10/25/12)
Fact check: The truth behind the claims on affidavits, jobs (News & Observer, 10/24/12)
McCrory, Dalton hit on tried themes in last debate (News & Observer, 10/24/12)
Democratic Governors Association pulls ads for Dalton this week (News & Observer, 10/24/12)
GOP leaders feared scrutiny of Goldman, opponent says (News & Observer, 10/24/12)
State elections board wants counties to extend early voting times and days (News & Observer,10/24/12)
Commentary: Looking at Debra Goldman’s votes, with benefit of hindsight (News & Observer,10/24/12)
Governor candidates Dalton, McCrory trade jabs at forum in Charlotte (News & Observer,10/24/12)
Obama gets Raleigh mayor’s endorsement (News & Observer, 10/24/12)
Billy Graham speaks with his own voice, son Franklin says (News & Observer, 10/24/12)
State GOP distancing from Goldman (News & Observer, 10/23/12)
Commentary: The Rev. Billy Graham plays politics (News & Observer, 10/23/12)
Video: Paul Begala’s view of North Carolina for Obama (Politico, 10/22/12)
Fallout over Goldman-Malone drama uncertain (News & Observer, 10/21/12)
In second bid for governor, a new image for McCrory (News & Observer, 10/21/12)
Libertarian candidate runs 5Ks for governor, party (News & Observer, 10/19/12)
State’s jobless rate dips slightly (News & Observer, 10/19/12)
Super PACs target McIntyre in redrawn 7th District (News & Observer, 10/19/12)
Whoops! Dalton campaign sends fund raising letter to McCrory (News & Observer, 10/19/12)
RNC offering all expense paid trips to Raleigh from its DC headquarters (News & Observer,10/19/12)
NRA planning massive NC outreach in next 2 weeks (News & Observer, 10/19/12)
McCory campaign authorizes negative mailer, after saying it won’t do negative ads (News & Observer, 10/19/12)
GOP, Dems paint different picture of first day early voting results (News & Observer, 10/19/12)
150,000 North Carolinians vote on 1st day (News & Observer, 10/19/12)
Romney campaign, feeling confident, pulls some staff out of NC (News & Observer, 10/18/12)
Gov. Perdue finds $20 million to expand Pre-K program (News & Observer, 10/18/12)
Voters head to the polls in droves as early voting begins (News & Observer, 10/18/12)
Dalton thrusts, McCrory parries during debate (News & Observer, 10/16/12)
Free to be an immigrant, at least for now (News & Observer, 10/16/12)
McCrory, Dalton trade barbs on tax policy, Racial Justice Act (News & Observer, 10/16/12)
Dome: NC Democratic Party attorney tied to harassment case (News & Observer, 10/16/12)
In debate, Walter Dalton hits McCrory with new ethics charge (News & Observer, 10/16/12)
First Lady urges UNC crowd to ‘get to work’ as election approaches (News & Observer, 10/16/12)
Dome: Dalton questions McCrory’s role with law firm (News & Observer, 10/15/12)
Reformer, educator vie to lead North Carolina’s schools (News & Observer, 10/15/12)
Democrats hit NC roads for early voting (News & Observer, 10/14/12)
Libertarian Howe running for party (AP, 10/14/12)
McCrory, Dalton clash on economic incentives (News & Observer, 10/13/12)
Dalton echoes Democratic heroes, feels drag of more recent governors (News & Observer, 10/13/12)
Presidential stump heats up as early voting nears (News & Observer, 10/3/12)
Democratic House candidate’s party affiliation mysteriously changes online (News & Observer,10/12/12)
Presidential surrogates visiting NC (News & Observer, 10/12/12)
Poll finds no post-debate bump in NC for Romney (News & Observer, 10/12/12)
Supreme Court candidates struggle with each other, lack of voter interest (News & Observer,10/12/12)
Perdue, defense contractors promote F-35 in Charlotte (News & Observer, 10/10/12)
Senators McCain, Graham slam Obama during NC campaigning (News & Observer, 10/9/12)
UNC looks at how many graduates state needs (News & Observer, 10/9/12)
UNC students seek statewide planning panel protest (News & Observer, 10/9/12)
Dalton favors appointing state schools superintendent (News & Observer, 10/8/12)
Dalton vs. McCrory on education (News & Observer, 10/7/12)
Dome: Bain Capital’s role in Sealy Mattress under scrutiny (News & Observer, 10/7/12)
Democrats warn that GOP will state take backwards (News & Observer, 10/7/12)
Treasurer hopeful: NC’s on thin ice (Charlotte Observer, 10/6/12)
AG  Roy Cooper will seek ways to curb NC hospital prices (News & Observer, 10/6/12)
McCrory, Dalton differ on approaches to NC schools (News & Observer, 10/6/12)
Reforms credited for driving juvenile crime down in NC (News & Observer, 10/6/12)
Commentary: It’s still too early to call NC for Romney (News & Observer, 10/6/12)
May primary issues prompt request to throw out redistricting maps (News & Observer,10/6/12)
Confident in McCrory’s lead in governor’s race, Republicans trim ad spending (News & Observer,10/6/12)
Dalton in Charlotte: Raise teacher pay, restore cuts (Charlotte Observer, 10/5/12)
Ex-Gov. Hunt makes case for Obama in living rooms (AP, 10/5/12)
GOP legislators attack plans for seven-mile, $650 million Outer Banks toll bridge (News & Observer,10/5/12)
Walter Dalton said his tax rate is 25%, try 14% (News & Observer, 10/4/12)
Fact check: Walter Dalton gets his tax information half right (News & Observer, 10/4/12)
Duncan, Price rally Democrats at Busy Bee (News & Observer, 10/4/12)
State Board of Education wants more money to match vision (News & Observer, 10/4/12)
Dalton, McCrory bristle over issues in first debate (News & Observer, 10/4/12)
Fact-checking some of the claims in the NC gov debate (News & Observer, 10/4/12)
Voter found party affiliation changed (News & Observer, 10/4/12)
Dome: Legislators’ low approval rating won’t matter much at polls (News & Observer, 10/3/12)
Dome: McCrory campaign has raised nearly $10 million (News & Observer, 10/3/12)
Hagan could face tough re-election fight in 2014 (News & Observer, 10/3/12)
Dalton-McCrory debate could be overshadowed by presidential debate (News & Observer, 10/2/12)
Dalton gets support from Charlotte black committee (News & Observer, 10/2/12)
NC education leaders lay out spending needs (News & Observer, 10/2/12)
GOP, conservatives put greater focus on mail absentee ballots in North Carolina (News & Observer,10/2/12)
Opening Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling likely (News & Observer, 10/1/12)

SEPTEMBER 2012

Dalton, McCrory stake out positions on energy, environment (News & Observer, 9/30/12)
Commentary: Choice for governor isn’t black and white (News & Observer, 9/30/12)
Dome: Civitas poll shows McCrory with double-digit lead (News & Observer, 9/30/12)
Charlotte firms hope NC lawmakers boost growing energy industry (Charlotte Observer, 9/29/12)
Commentary: 10 gubernatorial questions worth debating (News & Observer, 9/29/12)
Voters choosing for 4 NC appeals court seats (News & Observer, 9/29/12)
Dome: Former Gov. Hunt to lend Obama a hand (News & Observer, 9/28/12)
Race becomes an issue in North Carolina gubernatorial campaign (Washington Post, 9/28/12)
Video: New RGA ad slams Dalton on taxes (News & Observer, 9/28/12)
Democrats, scarred by scandal, turn to Hunt (News & Observer, 9/28/12)
Fracking board elects ‘pro-drilling advocate’ as chairman (News & Observer, 9/28/12)
WaPo: North Carolina most likely state to flip governor’s office (News & Observer, 9/28/12)
Gay, lesbian fundraiser in High Point for Walter Dalton (News & Observer, 9/28/12)
Democratic consultant says firing may launch Senate bid for Tata (News & Observer, 9/28/12)
Dalton ad on race riles McCrory (News & Observer, 9/27/12)
Commentary: Wake, the school board from another planet (News & Observer, 9/27/12)
GOP candidate says fundraising tied to committee assignments (News & Observer, 9/26/12)
Gov. Scott Walker stumps with GOP candidate Pat McCrory (News & Observer, 9/25/12)
WI Gov. Scott Walker visiting NC to support McCrory (AP, 9/25/12)
The estimated price tag for Pat McCrory’s tax plan: $2 billion to $11 billion (News & Observer,9/24/12)
Dome: Teachers group challenges McCrory (News & Observer, 9/24/12)
GOP urges support for Wake superintendent (News & Observer, 9/23/12)
Commentary: Affordable health care transcends politics (News & Observer, 9/23/12)
Candidates for governor criticize each other’s support of tax (News & Observer, 9/22/12)
Dalton vs. McCrory on taxes (News & Observer, 9/22/12)
Lots of comings and goings in the governor’s office these days (News & Observer, 9/22/12)
Candidates for governor criticize each other’s support of tax increases (News & Observer, 9/22/12)
North Carolina more like Wisconsin than you might think (News & Observer, 9/22/12)
Dalton, McCrory pitch wildly different tax plans (News & Observer, 9/22/12)
Democrats: Obama campaign will stay fully engaged in NC (News & Observer, 9/21/12)
Video: Republican governors knock Maryland’s Martin O’Malley with video during NC visit(Washington Post, 9/21/12)
NC elections board reviewing names of purportedly dead voters (News & Observer, 9/21/12)
Former Perdue aide pleads guilty in campaign finance case (News & Observer, 9/21/12)
Dome: Md Gov. O’Malley says McCrory was partisan mayor (News & Observer, 9/20/12)
Former Democratic Party exec director wins jobless benefits (News & Observer, 9/20/12)
Michelle Obama’s road-tested in NC (News & Observer, 9/20/12)
LaRoque trial postponed to next year (News & Observer, 9/19/12)
N&O Fact check: ‘Laundry’ ad puts distorted spin on McCrory’s work (News & Observer, 9/19/12)
Dome: 2010 NC law cold swell ranks of young voters (News & Observer, 9/17/12)
Is North Carolina losing its once-lofty perch? (News & Observer, 9/15/12)
Barrage of polls clouds political outlook (News & Observer, 9/15/12)
NC’s slow rebound may determine whether it really is a swing state (News & Observer, 9/15/12)
Wis. Gov. Scott Walker to campaign for McCrory in NC (News & Observer, 9/15/12)
More aides leaving NC Gov. Perdue’s administration (News & Observer, 9/14/12)
Dome: Perdue advisers find new campaigns to advise (News & Observer, 9/13/12)
Dalton takes more aggressive stance as election looms (News & Observer, 9/13/12)
NJ Gov Christie goes on attack for McCrory (News & Observer, 9/13/12)
Romney and Obama campaigns say they’re in NC for the long haul (News & Observer, 9/12/12)
NC elections board reviewing names of purportedly dead voters (News & Observer, 9/12/12)
Chris Christie gets McCrory homework (News & Observer, 9/12/12)
Dalton’s TV ad campaign comes at critical time in quest to be governor (News & Observer, 9/12/12)
Perdue heads to Japan to drum up business (News & Observer, 9/12/12)
Dalton says his job plan offers ‘practical ideas’ (News & Observer, 9/10/12)
What’s next for Charlotte — Olympics? Super Bowl? (News & Observer, 9/8/12)
Can Charlotte convention’s glow help Obama win election? (News & Observer, 9/8/12)
McCrory rolls out NC higher education plan (News & Observer, 9/7/12)
Commentary: ‘New’ NC evident at convention (News & Observer, 9/7/12)
For NC delegates, a heady week of parties and politics (News & Observer, 9/7/12)
NC delegates lauded for their field work (News & Observer, 9/7/12)
Fracking commission gets tutorial on ethics laws (News & Observer, 9/6/12)
Group says it found 30,000 dead North Carolinians registered to vote (News & Observer, 9/6/12)
Commentary: Obama faces challenges in NC, but don’t write him off (News & Observer, 9/5/12)
NC Democrats appear on national TV (News & Observer, 9/5/12)
Maryland’s governor calls McCrory an ideologue (News & Observer, 9/5/12)
State board to vote on 25 new charter schools (News & Observer, 9/5/12)
In North Carolina, Obama’s 2008 victory was ahead of schedule (FiveThirtyEight, 9/4/12)
Poll gives Romney small lead in NC in presidential race (News & Observer, 9/3/12)
Commentary: Anthony Foxx ready to tell Charlotte’s story (News & Observer, 9/3/12)
McCrory leads Dalton by 6 (Public Policy Polling, 9/3/12)
Commentary: Former NC debutante heads Obama’s money machine (News & Observer, 9/3/12)
North Carolina’s middle class shows the strains of years of job losses (News & Observer, 9/2/12)
DNC protesters, public share anger toward banks (News & Observer, 9/2/12)
Paul Ryan to visit ECU on Monday (News & Observer, 9/1/12)
NC Democrats have a lot to prove at convention (News & Observer, 9/1/12)

AUGUST 2012

Commentary: GOP goes 2 for 3 on its convention goals (News & Observer, 8/31/12)
NAACP to push GOP lawmakers on pre-kindergarten (AP, 8/31/12)
Group says it found 30,000 dead North Carolinians registered to vote (News & Observer, 8/31/12)
Next governor will have say over department head pay (News & Observer, 8/31/12)
State’s union leaders see DNC convention as opportunity (News & Observer, 8/31/12)
Georgia Rep. Price says NC ripe for change (News & Observer, 8/31/12)
UNC promises major changes in wake of academic scandal (News & Observer, 8/30/12)
One in five North Carolinians lacks health insurance (New & Observer, 8/30/12)
Walter Dalton proposes slate of ethics reforms (News & Observer, 8/29/12)
Tillis promises NC delegates voter ID will become law if GOP wins (News & Observer, 8/28/12)
Commentary: McCrory’s dance with presidential politics (News & Observer, 8/28/12)
SEANC PAC makes no endorsement in governor’s race (News & Observer, 8/27/12)
Commentary: Charlie Black is GOP’s ultimate insider (News & Observer, 8/27/12)
Commentary: NC GOP has strong tail winds (News & Observer, 8/26/12)
Ada Fisher, unconventional Republican, speaks her mind (News & Observer, 8/26/12)
Questions raised by state pension fund’s Facebook investment (News & Observer, 8/25/12)
With absentee ballots ready soon, conservative group begins vote drive (News & Observer, 8/25/12)
Internal polling puts Hudson, Kissell in tight race for 8th District (News & Observer, 8/25/12)
Mitt Romney’s record in NC: A mix of profits, jobs and layoffs (News & Observer, 8/25/12)
Art Pope and David Koch get a party in Tampa (News & Observer, 8/25/12)
North Carolina students face sweeping curriculum changes (News & Observer, 8/25/12)
State reaches agreement with feds over treatment of mentally ill (News & Observer, 8/23/12)
Romney energy plan calls for oil drilling off North Carolina coast (News & Observer, 8/23/12)
Democrats put women in the convention spotlight (News & Observer, 8/23/12)
Protesters with violent past plan to attend DNC (News & Observer, 8/23/12)
Efforts to make State Health Plan contracts transparent fall short (News & Observer, 8/22/12)
LaRoque trial tentatively set for fall (News & Observer, 8/21/12)
Court lifts cap on poor children in Pre-K program (News & Observer, 8/21/12)
Commentary: NC has experience with nonsense rape comments (News & Observer, 8/20/12)
Ellmers went to Israel, did not skinny-dip (News & Observer, 8/20/12)
Sequestration ground zero: ‘Fayette-nam’ (Politico, 8/18/12)
North Carolina retirees lost at least $4.1M on Facebook, state discloses (News & Observer, 8/18/12)
Adult care homes put pressure on Perdue (News & Observer, 8/18/12)
Perdue orders state agencies to be friendly to the military (News & Observer, 8/18/12)
Commentary: ‘Walmart Moms’ aren’t happy with Obama or Romney (News & Observer, 8/18/12)
Higher NC unemployment rate spurs cross-political blame game (News & Observer, 8/17/12)
Obama hopes Latino voters give him a chance in NC (Washington Post, 8/16/12)
UNC chancellor asks ex-governor, auditors to look into academic fraud (News & Observer, 8/16/12)
Walter Dalton shifts tax talk, as Pat McCrory defends his own plan (News & Observer, 8/16/12)
Mitt Romney, Democrats feud over Medicare (News & Observer, 8/16/12)
Legislators want strict review of state health contracts (News & Observer, 8/15/12)
GOP video doesn’t reveal all of Bowles’ thoughts on Ryan (News & Observer, 8/15/12)
Video: Erskine Bowles talks about Paul Ryan’s plan (News & Observer, 8/14/12)
Election-map history drives Mitt Romney back to NC (News & Observer, 8/14/12)
3rd gubernatorial debate set for Dalton, McCrory (News & Observer, 8/14/12)
NC isn’t set on Medicaid changes in US health law (News & Observer, 8/14/12)
Elections board hopes to resolve insurance campaign violations (News & Observer, 8/14/12)
McCrory sidesteps questions about Ryan’s federal budget proposal (News & Observer, 8/13/12)
NC gives enthusiastic welcome to new Romney, Ryan ticket (News & Observer, 8/13/12)
Dome: Analysis finds health care interests giving big in governor’s race (News & Observer, 8/13/12)
After NC classroom layoff angst, schools make do (News & Observer, 8/12/12)
Commentary: Political coverage has long been N&O’s bailiwick (News & Observer, 8/12/12)
As Dix closes, mental health reforms sputter (News & Observer, 8/12/12)
Democrats and labor part ways for convention (LA Times, 8/11/12)
UNC reluctant to dig deeper on academic fraud scandal (News & Observer, 8/11/12)
McCrory, Dalton spend millions to save TV time this fall (News & Observer, 8/11/12)
UNC system plots new strategy for an uncertain future (News & Observer, 8/11/12)
NC businesses sweat looming defense cuts (News & Observer, 8/10/12)
State to press builder to return fracking rights to NC homebuyers (News & Observer, 8/10/12)
NC gubernatorial debates to air same nights as presidential debates (News & Observer, 8/9/12)
UNC board debates how much to set aside for financial aid (News & Observer, 8/9/12)
Dalton, McCrory agree on 2 TV debates in October (AP, 8/9/12)
Politicians, protesters, police: Charlotte braces (New York Times, 8/9/12)
Should the Obama camp pull out of North Carolina? (News & Observer, 8/8/12)
Report suggests Latino vote undercounted in NC (News & Observer, 8/8/12)
Former state Rep. LaRoque makes first court appearance (News & Observer, 8/7/12)
Payback time for Bev? Mississippi guv to stump in NC (Under the Dome, 8/7/12)
McCrory makes post-partisan claim in statewide TV ad (News & Observer, 8/7/12)
North Carolina isn’t central to electoral math (FiveThirtyEight, 8/7/12)
Are Duke Energy’s woes hurting DNC fundraising? (Charlotte Observer, 8/6/12)
Dome: New poll shows McCrory’s lead shrinking (News & Observer, 8/6/12)
NC state Rep. Pittman: Planned Parenthood is ‘murder for hire’ (News & Observer, 8/6/12)
Perdue campaign spending continued months after decision not to run again (News & Observer,8/5/12)
NC leads southern states’ fight against estimates of sea level rise (News & Observer, 8/4/12)
NC GOP gets help from GA, TN, SC Republicans (WRAL, 8/4/12)
GOP leaders unite to beat Obama (Charlotte Observer, 8/4/12)
Protesters make their DNC plans (DNC 2012- Charlotte Observer, 8/4/12)
GOP chairman calls in cavalry for NC (Campaign Tracker, 8/3/12)
Bus tour to rally conservative women hits NC on Monday (News & Observer, 8/3/12)
NC Democrats tout convention delegates’ diversity (News & Observer, 8/3/12)
Patients, advocates wary as NC again reforms mental health system (WRAL, 8/3/12)
Conservative pols: NC’s ‘failing schools’ are doing great (The Progressive Pulse, 8/3/12)
Perdue’s life after January unclear, but a book is possible (News & Observer, 8/3/12)
Builders, contractors endorse Pat McCrory (News & Observer, 8/3/12)
Perdue lets sea-level bill become law (News & Observer, 8/2/12)
Dalton pledges fewer political cronies, urges McCrory to do likewise (News & Observer, 8/2/12)
North Carolina grad rate rises above 80% (News & Observer, 8/2/12)
Perdue’s pointers (News & Observer, 8/2/12)
Sea-level bill becomes law in NC; Perdue refused veto (WRAL, 8/2/12)
GOP won’t replace LaRoque after resignation (News & Observer, 8/2/12)
Perdue, defense firms warn of $1 trillion in cuts (News & Observer, 8/1/12)
No more vetoes from Perdue (WRAL, 8/1/12)
Builders group to endorse Pat McCrory at Friday event in Wilmington (Wilmington Star News,8/1/12)
Perdue: Automatic federal cuts would hurt NC children, business (WRAL, 8/1/12)
Perdue to next governor: You have to make tough decisions (News & Observer, 8/1/12)

JULY 2012

New lobbyist rankings reflect GOP takeover of NC legislature (News & Observer, 7/31/12)
Is McCrory ducking no-tax pledge? (O-pinion, 7/31/12)
Why won’t Pat McCrory pledge not to raise taxes? (News & Observer, 7/31/12)
McCrory to Dalton: No higher food taxes (News & Observer, 7/31/12)
Dalton tries guilt-by-association to smear McCrory on food taxes (News & Observer, 7/31/12)
Ortega attorney seeks injunction against Dems (WRAL, 7/30/12)
Voter-fraud watchdogs say Wake dead still on voter list (News & Observer, 7/30/12)
Former Democratic staffer seeks injunction against state party, chairman (News & Observer,7/30/12)
BofA and the DNC: Quiet but significant support (News & Observer, 7/30/12)
The Fix: It’s still McCrory’s race to lose (News & Observer, 7/28/12)
Green groups urge vetoes for ‘death by 1,000 cuts’ (News & Observer, 7/28/12)
Clock ticking on test for Charlotte (News & Observer, 7/28/12)
LaRoque is gone, but political ripples remain (News & Observer, 7/28/12)
Commentary: $38M talks, but voters are tired of listening (News & Observer, 7/28/12)
State audit says DHHS efforts to curb fraud falling short (News & Observer, 7/27/12)
Video: Pollster: McCrory leads, but Dalton likely to close the gap (The Progressive Pulse, 7/27/12)
State announces plan to overhaul treatment and services for the mentally ill (News & Observer,7/27/12)
Democratic poll shows McCrory ahead (News & Observer, 7/26/12)
Dalton: I’d raise teacher salaries, at least to national average (Greensboro News & Record, 7/26/12)
Commentary: No surprise Dalton, McCrory dismiss deepwater port (Daily Advance, 7/26/12)
Democratic poll shows McCrory lead, but pollster says race winnable for Dalton (News & Observer,7/26/12)
NC Gov Poll: McCrory 47, Dalton 37 (National Journal, 7/26/12)
Black voters key to NC presidential race (News & Observer, 7/26/12)
Planned Parenthood wins federal funds to replace money cut by GOP-led legislature (News & Observer, 7/25/12)
NCAE leaders line up behind Dalton (News & Observer, 7/25/12)
Calls grow to replace Tillis appointee to drilling board (WRAL, 7/25/12)
McCrory has large lead in new Civitas poll (News & Observer, 7/25/12)
Rep. LaRoque resigns from NC House facing criminal charges (News & Observer, 7/25/12)
Health office tags 35 companies in Medicaid investigation (News & Observer, 7/25/12)
NC schools’ Atkinson testifies to Congress on federal spending cuts (News & Observer, 7/25/12)
Ousting Duke Energy CEO would carry risks (News & Observer, 7/25/12)
McCrory talks platform with NC charter school group (Charlotte Observer, 7/24/12)
Lt. Gov. Dalton declines pay raise in NC budget (News & Observer, 7/24/12)
NC gov signs work licensing bill to help military (News & Observer, 7/24/12)
Hearings showed Duke, Progress leaders still believe in merger (News & Observer, 7/22/12)
NC’s business reputation becomes issue in governor’s race (News & Observer, 7/22/12)
NC Dem strategist: Maybe Democrats should just let GOP have state government (News & Observer,7/22/12)
GOP strategist says NC Democrats need new fundraising plan (News & Observer, 7/22/12)
NC children benefit from innovative hunger campaign (News & Observer, 7/22/12)
Political spat during campaign starts case that now dogs Stephen LaRoque (News & Observer,7/22/12)
Commentary: Most statewide posts should be appointed, not elected (News & Observer, 7/22/12)
NC gubernatorial candidates McCrory, Dalton differ on ‘culture of corruption’ (News & Observer,7/21/12)
Eugenics office operating on shoestring (News & Observer, 7/19/12)
Jeb Bush to help McCrory with NC governor bid (News & Observer, 7/19/120
Johnson: Duke Energy wanted out of merger deal (News & Observer, 7/19/12)
Auditor Beth Wood gets ‘cease-and-desist’ letter over ALE case (News & Observer, 7/19/12)
Speaker Thom Tillis advises indicted LaRoque to resign (News & Observer, 7/18/12)
NC GOP files IRS complaint against cadre of liberal groups for electioneering (News & Observer,7/18/12)
Bush, McCrory won’t take questions at Asheville event (News & Observer, 7/18/12)
Bush, McCrory won’t take questions from reporters (Asheville Citizen-Times, 7/18/12)
Forest, Tedesco win as voters set November ballot (News & Observer, 7/17/12)
Voter turnout anemic for NC’s runoff primaries (News & Observer, 7/17/12)
State Rep. Laroque indicted over nonprofit loans (News & Observer, 7/17/12)
Tuesday’s runoff: A voting primer (News & Observer, 7/16/12)
Runoff vote’s main issue: What vote? (News & Observer, 7/16/12)
AFL-CIO hasn’t decided on Democratic convention funding (News & Observer, 7/16/12)
Commentary: Duke Energy’s money mutes political outrage (News & Observer, 7/15/12)
Progress Energy directors lauded Johnson’s style during Duke merger (News & Observer, 7/15/12)
Candidates for governor unsure about extra Medicaid recipients (News & Observer, 7/15/12)
Dome takes a look at how McCrory dominates the money race (News & Observer, 7/15/12)
State waited too long to set up health insurance marketplace (News & Observer, 7/15/12)
Will right-leaning Democrats tumble across the aisle? (McClatchy, 7/14/12)
Ignore the sniping, Democratic convention is good for NC, says strategist (News & Observer,7/14/12)
Inside the money reports: Dalton finished primary with no cash in the tank (News & Observer,7/14/12)
NC Republicans vastly outraise state Democrats (News & Observer, 7/13/12)
NC Dems: Ground game, Bain attacks keep it close (Politico, 7/13/12)
State attorney general’s office demands more Duke Energy records (News & Observer, 7/13/12)
State’s fracking board leans toward drillers (News & Observer, 7/13/12)
Occupy protest unleashes unusual legal argument (News & Observer, 7/13/12)
NC utilities panel calls former Progress CEO Johnson to testify (News & Observer, 7/12/12)
Brubaker leaving legislature after 35 years (News & Observer, 7/12/12)
Dalton raised $1 million in latest period (News & Observer, 7/12/12)
Dem state Reps. Ross and Weis accuse NC GOP of ‘war on women’ (News & Observer, 7/12/12)
McCrory lays out his economic principles for NC (WRAL, 7/11/12)
Duke CEO Jim Rogers tries to calm Progress employees (News & Observer, 7/11/12)
McCrory calls for more tax cuts and less regulation (News & Observer, 7/11/12)
SC Dems urged to aid Obama’s NC effort (News & Observer, 7/10/12)
Rogers blames ‘loss of confidence’ in ex-Progress Energy CEO (News & Observer, 7/10/12)
Conservative Democrats back away from party in South (News & Observer, 7/10/12)
State’s high court will weigh access to redistricting documents (News & Observer, 7/9/12)
Energy merger brings Rogers to Raleigh to explain boardroom coup (News & Observer, 7/9/12)
McCrory campaign amasses $4.4 million (News & Observer, 7/8/12)
GOP race for lieutenant governor is clean, courteous (Winston-Salem Journal, 7/8/12)
Pat McCrory boasts $4.4M war chest, $2.2M in Q2 donations (News & Observer, 7/8/12)
Commentary: Griffith was the NC Democrats’ ace in the hole (News & Observer, 7/8/12)
NC attorney general, utilities commission to investigate Duke Energy (News & Observer 7/6/12)
Libertarian candidate for governor polls at 7% (Examiner, 7/6/12)
Editorial: Another attack on Planned Parenthood (New York Times, 7/6/12)
NC GOP plans to open new offices, test statewide campaign (News & Observer, 7/6/12)
NC hearing held on reworked Racial Justice Act (News & Observer, 7/5/12)
NC judge to hear 4 Racial Justice Act appeals (News & Observer, 7/5/12)
Editorial: The budget override is a blow for education (Winston-Salem Journal, 7/5/12)
At this point the polls show that ‘neither’ is running very well (Beaufort Observer, 7/5/12)
Poll: McCrory’s lead narrows with Libertarian in the mix (WTVD, 7/5/12)
McCrory lead over Dalton narrows (News & Observer, 7/5/12)
General Assembly wraps up work with flurry of action (AP, 7/4/12)
NC politician’s button mishap gives fracking green light (Guardian, 7/4/12)
NC state lawmaker casts deciding vote in error (Politico, 7/3/12)
NC lawmakers override race-bias death-row veto (Reuters, 7/3/12)
Is North Carolina the east coast’s Arizona yet? (Politicology, 7/3/12)
NC defunds Planned Parenthood in midnight vote, overriding veto (Huffington Post, 7/3/12)
NC General Assembly wraps up session (AP, 7/3/12)
Opinion: You’re doing it wrong – North Carolina and the death penalty (LA Times, 7/3/12)
Carney: ‘I fell rotten’ about accidental fracking vote (WRAL, 7/3/12)
Override triple play keeps lawmakers on duty late into the night (News & Observer, 7/3/12)
NC lawmakers want more study of ocean rise (News & Observer, 7/3/12)
New law bans policies on sea-level change for 4 years (News & Observer, 7/3/12)
Deals marked end of legislative session (News & Observer, 7/3/12)
Both chambers override Perdue’s veto of state budget plan (Charlotte Observer, 7/3/12)
How a lawmaker’s mistaken vote put North Carolina on a path toward fracking (News & Observer,7/3/12)
Lawmakers override Perdue’s budget, fracking vetoes (WRAL, 7/2/12)
Lawmakers override veto of Racial Justice Act overhaul (WRAL, 7/2/12)
North Carolina overhauls death-penalty law (Wall Street Journal, 7/2/12)
Dalton splits with Perdue, opposes veto of fracking legislation (News & Observer, 7/2/12)
Republicans override fracking veto, thanks to an accidental vote (News & Observer, 7/2/12)
GOP ties Dalton to Perdue fracking veto (Citizen-Times, 7/2/12)
Perdue vetoes fracking bill, says environmental safeguards lacking (News & Observer, 7/1/12)

JUNE 2012

Republicans ‘think jobs’ and a rural county waits for them (News & Observer, 6/30/12)
A scorecard for NC Republican-led legislative session (News & Observer, 6/30/12)
Legislators water down proposals on sea-level science (News & Observer, 6/30/12)
Progress-Duke merger approved by NC legislators (News & Observer, 6/29/12)
Perdue budget veto brings uncertainty (News & Observer, 6/29/12)
Health care reform questions still loom in state, despite court’s ruling (News & Observer, 6/28/12)
Senate committee refers DOT letters case to Ethics Commission (News & Observer, 6/28/12)
Perdue vetoes rewrite of Racial Justice Act (News & Observer, 6/28/12)
GOP may have lost House Democrats support for override of potential budget veto (News & Observer,6/28/12)
Democrats protest Republican grilling of DOT employees over false letters (News & Observer,6/27/12)
Perdue urges lawmakers to reopen budget process (News & Observer, 6/27/12)
GOP leaders to Perdue: Sign the budget — and soon (News & Observer, 6/27/12)
NC lawmakers try to define power on jobless aid (News & Observer, 6/26/12)
Voter ID measure fails to finds bipartisan compromise (News & Observer, 6/26/12)
Walter Dalton intensifies rhetoric on state budget, calls for Perdue veto (News & Observer, 6/26/12)
NC legislators will start over on immigration laws (News & Observer, 6/26/12)
No money in state budget for students’ ACT tests (News & Observer, 6/26/12)
NC lawmakers debate science as sea level rises faster along East Coast (News & Observer, 6/25/12)
Combative Dalton meets McCrory in first gubernatorial face-off (News & Observer, 6/24/12)
Maya Angelou shares secrets to success, honors Gov. Bev Perdue (News & Observer, 6/24/12)
NC House targets environmental regulations (News & Observer, 6/24/12)
Video: Full debate – McCrory, Dalton in Wilmington (WRAL, 6/23/12)
Dalton comes out swinging against McCrory (News & Observer, 6/23/12)
Dalton, McCrory square off at forum in Wilmington (WRAL, 6/23/12)
Numbers in sea-level debate not so simple (News & Observer, 6/22/12)
Video: What Walter Dalton won’t say in this weekend’s gubernatorial debate (News & Observer,6/22/12)
Republican mail piece takes shot at Gov. Perdue (News & Observer, 6/22/12)
Dalton fundraiser features big Democrats, Perdue administration officials (News & Observer,6/22/12)
In first debate, Walter Dalton and Pat McCrory look to define themselves (Raleigh News & Observer,6/22/12)
House’s Tillis, Senate’s Berger carve own paths in legislature (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/22/12)
Perdue under pressure to veto three major bills (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/21/12)
NC political consultant plans ‘Rock the Red’ festival during DNC in Charlotte (News & Observer,6/21/12)
State legislators give teachers raises but little else to public schools (News & Observer, 6/20/12)
NC House to vote on workers comp bill (News & Observer, 6/20/12)
Budget deal cuts funding for two toll projects (News & Observer, 6/20/12)
Top state transportation official calls altered letters ‘flat wrong’ (News & Observer, 6/20/12)
Another House speaker in a North Carolina jail (News & Observer, 6/20/12)
Black caucus, Tillis blame ignorance for slashed eugenics compensation (News & Observer, 6/20/12)
NC Senate rejects plan to compensate state sterilization (News & Observer, 6/20/12)
House Republican defends his role in Perdue’s letter-gate (News & Observer, 6/20/12)
Payments for victims of eugenics are shelved (New York Times, 6/20/12)
NC Republicans announce budget deal for next year (WRAL, 6/20/12)
Commentary: It’s the cover-up that smells in ALE car case (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/20/12)
NC House to vote on workers comp bill (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/20/12)
State’s new probation law goes unfunded (News & Observer, 6/19/12)
State Senate to investigate phony DOT letters (WRAL, 6/19/12)
Altered letters from Perdue staff push money for toll projects that DOT says aren’t ready (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/19/12)
State Democratic Party’s resolutions include legalizing marijuana (Raleigh News & Observer,6/19/12)
Audit says top NC law enforcement officials abused state vehicle privileges (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/19/12)
Republicans, McCrory try to spin Perdue’s letter-gate (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/19/12)
Fracking vote expected Wednesday (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/19/12)
Demand for aging services mounts; Senate recommends no increase (Raleigh News & Observer,6/19/12)
Tillis foresees vote on state budget by Friday (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/19/12)
Walter Dalton says Gov. Perdue letters ‘no way to conduct business’ (Raleigh News & Observer,6/19/12)
Candidate for governor talks to local economic group (Gaston Gazette, 6/19/12)
With Senate vote, Republicans override 8th Perdue veto (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/18/12)
McCory endorsed by NC Troopers Association (Rocky Mount Telegram, 6/18/12)
NC Republicans divided on sterilization payments (Charlotte Observer, 6/18/12)
Study will add fuel to political debate on NC business climate (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/18/12)
Costs soar for updating NC’s Medicaid computer system (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/17/12)
Editorial: A test of racial justice (New York Times, 6/17/12)
Commentary: NC politics could be making a hard right (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/17/12)
Beau Biden takes shot at Mitt Romney, hits Gov. Bev Perdue (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/16/12)
NC Democrats hold convention, annual dinner (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/16/12)
Commentary: Straight talk from Dalton (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/16/12)
NC GOP, Dems agree on something: Booze (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/16/12)
Perdue is the nation’s unpopular governor, but voters dislike the legislature too (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/15/12)
UNC Board of Governors elects a new chairman (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/15/12)
McCrory: Overhaul tax code, education, energy policy (Asheville Citizen-Times, 6/15/12)
Medicaid budget to come up $75M short (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/15/12)
McCrory web ad goes after Dalton assertion that NC is business friendly (Raleigh News & Observer,6/14/12)
Educators’ group endorses Dalton for governor (NCNN, 6/14/12)
House passes fracking bill; foes hope for Perdue veto (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/14/12)
House overrides veto of community college  bill (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/14/12)
NC guv race stays stagnant: McCrory holds 7 point lead (Chapelboro, 6/14/12)
Former staffer sues Democratic Party for defamation (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/14/12)
The families of murder victims denounce House vote on Racial Justice Act (Raleigh News & Observer,6/14/12)
NC Senate wants higher ferry tolls by July 1 (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/14/12)
ACLU lawsuit challenges NC ban on adoption by same-sex couples (Raleigh News & Observer,6/13/12)
Fracking bill could pass Thursday (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/13/12)
Dalton picks up NCAE endorsement (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/13/12)
Commentary: McCrory, Dalton see NC differently (Charlotte Observer, 6/13/12)
Dueling distortions in North Carolina (FactCheck.org, 6/13/12)
McCrory is maintaining lead over Dalton despite ad wars (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/13/12)
Dalton endorsed by NCAE for governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/13/12)
NC Senate to vote Thursday on $20.1 billion budget (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/13/12)
GOP maneuvers to avoid vote on tax loophole for state’s wealthiest (Raleigh News & Observer,6/13/12)
Senate approves law that challenges sea-level science (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/13/12)
Don’t that beat all: McCrory falls for Andy Griffith impersonator (Raleigh News & Observer,6/12/12)
Health care advocates appeal to NC Senate for more funding (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/12/12)
Pat McCory dons tinfoil hat in bid for NC governor (Facing South, 6/12/12)

McCrory, Dalton ask small-business owners for support (WRAL, 6/12/12)
NC becoming audition stage for veep (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/12/12)
Dalton, McCrory discuss future (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/12/12)
House tentatively OKs limits to bias claims by condemned prisoners (WRAL, 6/12/12)
McCrory, Dalton speak to NC small business owners (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/12/12)
UNC Board of Governors election not so routine this time (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/11/12)
NC House committee OKs update to Racial Justice Act (WRAL, 6/11/12)
Gov. Perdue won’t veto annexation bill (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/11/12)
House Speaker Tillis’ security upped costs of town hall forums (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/11/12)
Senate budget plan spends less on K-12 than House proposal (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/11/12)
New farm bill has NC peanut growers crying foul (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/11/12)
North Carolina becomes an early presidential battleground (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/10/12)
New changes to the Racial Justice Act pending (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/10/12)

Commentary: Good ol’ days? Let’s review (News & Observer, 6/9/12)
Dalton rips big tax breaks for business, McCrory calls for broader reform (Raleigh News & Observer,6/8/12)
New ad questions McCrory’s role at Duke Energy (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/8/12)
Federal regulators approve Duke-Progress merger with minor conditions (Raleigh News & Observer,6/8/12)
NC Senate committee likes the slow-rise approach for sea-level forecasts (Raleigh News & Observer,6/7/12)
Once moderate, McCrory sides with tea partyers in opposition to Agenda 21 (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/7/12)
Bill would allow concealed weapons in restaurants that serve alcohol (Raleigh News & Observer,6/7/12)
Legislators to debate bill aiming to regulate sea-level science (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/7/12)
Wake’s marriage amendment support was non-partisan (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/6/12)
DNC Chair: NC a ‘critical battleground’ (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/6/12)
GOP rising star Ryan stumps for Romney (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/6/12)
State ethics panel to investigate lobbyists tied to Tillis aides (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/6/12)
Fracking bill approved by NC Senate committee (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/6/12)
Lawmakers rewrite pre-K provisions as court battle continues (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/5/12)
NC House OKs gambling changes to carry out NC compact (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/5/12)
Editorial: North Carolina, meet Citizens United (New York Times, 6/5/12)
NC House seeks to soften voter ID bill as Tillis addresses concerns about GOP agenda (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/5/12)
Hearing about pre-K education to feature odd alliances (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/5/12)
Speaker Tillis calls latest Obama TV ad ‘a smokescreen’ (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/5/12)
Dalton, sister make odd political couple (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/4/12)
NC public school changes approved by Senate (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/4/12)
Taking a toll: Drivers knock DOT’s plans for I-95 (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/4/12)
A new loophole for businesses will cost state $336M a year (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/3/12)
Legislators back corporations on taxes (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/3/12)
Board of Governors keeps hands off UNC scandal (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/3/12)
Legislators, lobbyists mix business with pleasure (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/3/12)
Former governors appeal to business leaders on education (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/3/12)
Ethics committee won’t investigate Tillis’ staffers (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/3/12)
Romney starts to ramp up NC strategy (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/2/12)
New super PAC gets involved in Supreme Court race to back Newby (Raleigh News & Observer,6/2/12)
Bad teachers, reading targeted in NC Senate’s schools bill (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/1/12)

MAY 2012

NC House passes budget after heated debate (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/31/12)
Democrats, Republicans oppose I-95 toll project (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/30/12)
NC House balances budget with housing settlement funds (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/30/12)
NC TV markets in top 10 nationwide for political ads (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/30/12)
NC House Dems bash GOP budget (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/30/12)
State senators working on details of education overhaul (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/29/12)
House budget proposal adds more than $330M to local school districts (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/29/12)
NC gets waiver on ‘No Child’ provision (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/29/12)
Poll shows Romney with small lead in NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/28/12)
NC lawmakers get pushback over vetoes waiting for an override vote (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/28/12)
Crossroads GPS begins ad in NC going for soft Obama swing voters (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/28/12)
Coastal NC counties fighting sea-level rise prediction (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/28/12)
Attention North Carolina is getting isn’t quite what it wants (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/27/12)
NC State Bar blasts former Durham DA Tracy Cline’s conduct (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/26/12)
Group pushes for upset in NC congressional district GOP runoff (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/26/12)
Democrats sue McCrory campaign (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/26/12)
Governor’s race off to a heated start (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/25/12)
Dem Rep. Jim Crawford cleared in ethics probe (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/24/12)
Sting video about NC voting called incorrect, ‘infuriating’ (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/24/12)
Commentary: Politics is a growth business in NC this year (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/20/12)
McCrory campaign wants TV ad pulled (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/19/12)
Commentary: Gay people didn’t go anywhere after NC vote (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/15/12)
NC lawmakers return to consider state budget and other controversial issues (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/15/12)
Poll: North Carolinians want hospitals to drop lawsuits against patients, improve charity care (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/15/12)
Why do Democratic activists want Parker? Follow the money (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/14/12)
Commentary: Religion has long held sway in NC politics (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/13/12)
State education chairman challenges Senate leader Berger (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/13/12)
Dalton-McCrory matchup expected to draw big money (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/13/12)
Commentary: Unaffiliated candidates helpful (Daily Reflector, 5/12/12)
Gov. Perdue donor a ‘scapegoat’ for campaign’s failings, defense attorney says (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/12/12)
Protesters rally as conservatives confer (Charlotte Observer, 5/12/12)
North Carolina a political headache for Democrats (AP, 5/12/12)
Democratic Party chair resigns, then unresigns (Charlotte Observer, 5/12/12)
Gov. Bev Perdue and GOP agree on gas tax (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/11/12)
NC Democrats will pick new leader Saturday (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/11/12)
Perdue on amendment: ‘We look like Mississippi’ (Charlotte Observer, 5/11/12)
Gov. Bev Perdue to seek more school funding, sales tax hike in budget (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/10/12)
Dalton takes jab at GOP’s McCrory on home turf (Charlotte Observer, 5/10/12)
July 17 runoff will settle more than a dozen election contests (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/10/12)
Planned Parenthood takes credit for legislator’s ouster (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/10/12)
Amendment foes vow not to let up (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/10/12)
Dalton talks about taking on McCrory (WRAL, 5/9/12)
Video: Dalton turning attention to Nov. election (WTVD, 5/9/12)
McCrory ready for fall fight (WFAE, 5/9/12)
Voter turnout strong, isolated ballot problems reported (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/9/12)
Anti-amendment vigil set Wednesday night in Chapel Hill (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/9/12)
Duke says LGBT benefits will continue (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/9/12)
NC to add marriage amendment to its constitution (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/9/12)
Dalton defeats Etheridge to face McCrory for governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/9/12)
On morning after NC Democratic primary, would-be governor faces website attack (The Daily Caller, 5/9/12)
Dalton to face McCrory in NC governor’s race (Charlotte Observer, 5/9/12)
Dalton took early lead over Etheridge to face McCrory in fall (Charlotte Observer, 5/9/12)
NC vote to ban gay marriage a warning for Obama and Democrats (National Journal, 5/9/12)
NC’s Lt. Governor, former Charlotte mayor advance to November race to succeed Perdue (AP, 5/8/12)
NC voters go to polls (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/8/12)
North Carolina voters pass same-sex marriage ban (New York Times, 5/8/12)
Pundits: Money and religion won out (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/8/12)
Amendment drives voters for the North Carolina polls (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/8/12)
Other issues entangle NC gay marriage vote (Stateline, 5/8/12)
Decision day: Marriage amendment, governor and presidential races (WRAL, 5/8/12)
Commentary: Sex scandals no party boundaries (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/8/12)
Final poll gives marriage amendment clear advantage (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/8/12)
Letter acknowledges Democrats’ sexual harassment settlement (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/8/12)
Campaigns work on last full day before NC primary (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/7/12)
Marriage amendment, governor’s race top NC primary (WRAL, 5/7/12)
Video: Dalton, Etheridge fight to finish for gubernatorial nod (WRAL, 5/7/12)
State NAACP president pleads guilty to disrupting Legislature (WRAL, 5/7/112)
Video: Bob Etheridge stops by The Good Morning Show (DigTriad, 5/7/12)
Video: Two powerful statements against Amendment One (the Progressive Pulse, 5/7/12)
In NC gay marriage vote, it’s Bill Clinton versus Billy Graham (MSNBC, 5/7/12)
Amendment wording, redistricting may confuse voters (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/6/12)
Audio: Black Christians struggle over NC gay marriage ban (NPR, 5/6/12)
Audio: Friends and foes of gay marriage woo voters in NC (NPR, 5/6/12)
Early-voting period concludes (Charlotte Observer, 5/6/12)
Early voting turnout sets a record (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/6/12)
State Employees Association’s help to Linda Coleman’s Lt. Gov campaign raises questions (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/6/12)
Actors help out anti-amendment side, churches come through for pro-side (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/6/12)
Video: Family law professors release anti-amendment video (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/6/12)
Last-minute drive by pro- and con-amendment campaigns (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/6/12)
OutRaleigh street fair brings out views on amendment issue (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/6/12)
Commentary: Raleigh is a longtime hotbed of trysts (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/6/12)
Amendment on gay marriage divides young and old, rural and urban (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/6/12)
Dalton has big money lead, low profile in Democratic primary for governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/6/12)
New poll shows Democratic primary for governor a toss up (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/6/12)
NC Democratic gov primary heats up in final days (WCNC, 5/5/12)
NC’s rural areas offer strongest support for gay marriage ban; Amendment is a Bible Belt showdown (Charlotte Observer, 5/5/12)
Candidates stump at Senior Democrats Convention (Mooresville Tribune, 5/5/12)
More cash reaches NC marriage groups (WRAL, 5/5/12)
Etheridge to Dalton: Stop lying about my record (WRAL, 5/5/12)
President Clinton weighs in on amendment during pre-election push (WRAL, 5/5/12)
Crowded 9th District congressional race could be headed for a run-off (Charlotte Observer, 5/5/12)
Gov. candidate Faison in fender bender (WRAL, 5/5/12)
Candidates, advocates push voters to polls (WRAL, 5/5/12)
Clinton robo-calls against NC gay marriage amendment (Politico, 5/5/12)
Bill Clinton opposes NC amendment (AP, 5/5/12)
In redrawn 8th District, GOP hunts for a winner (Charlotte Observer, 5/5/12)
NC amendment forces working hard on final weekend (AP, 5/5/12)
Billy Graham and Amendment 1: A tarnished legacy (Huffington Post, 5/4/12)
Video: Perdue budget to detail teacher raises (WNCT, 5/4/12)
North Carolina’s ban on gay marriage appears likely to pass (New York Times, 5/4/12)
Dems hustle for votes in NC gubernatorial primary (AP, 5/4/12)
Video: Dems want NC investigations following resignations (WNCT, 5/4/12)
State Sen. Vaughan bidding to lead NC Democrats (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/4/12)
Monday night, city hall will be buzzing on marriage amendment (Winston-Salem Journal, 5/4/12)
More NC GOP candidates doubt Obama’s birthplace (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/4/12)
Democrats ask for ethics review of Tillis’ office (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/4/12)
New poll shows Democratic primary for governor a toss up (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/4/12)
Both sides take to the Web in fight over NC amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/3/12)
No consensus on effects of NC marriage amendment (WRAL, 5/3/12)
Perdue speaks out against Amendment One (New Bern Sun Journal, 5/3/12)
Editorial: After staff ousters, Tillis should deliver on high standards (Winston-Salem Journal, 5/3/12)
Black North Carolina voters and gay marriage: Will the issue affect Obama’s chances? (Washington Post, 5/3/12)
Big money fuels North Carolina amendment campaigns (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/3/12)
Effort enlists hair stylists to educate about marriage amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/3/12)
Another group cuts ties with lobbyist linked to Tillis staffer (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/3/12)
NC governors race overshadowed (Stateline, 5/2/12)
Second Tillis staffer admits to inappropriate relationship with a lobbyist (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/2/12)
Video: Pundits continue to belittle Obama’s chances in NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/2/12)
How Faison made his half-million personal loan disappear (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/2/12)
Dalton stops in Burlington to talk polls, plans (The Times-News, 5/2/12)
Billy Graham urges voters to support marriage amendment (WRAL, 5/2/12)
NC budget discussions beginning at legislature (WRAL, 5/2/12)
Video: Expert – Fiery marriage amendment rhetoric could alienate voters (WRAL, 5/2/12)
Another Tillis staffer forced to resign (NCNN, 5/2/12)
Faison won’t spend large personal funds on TV ads (AP, 5/2/12)
Marriage-amendment opponents winning money race (Winston-Salem Journal, 5/2/12)
Video: A Closer Look: Bill Faison pins hopes on undecided voters (WECT, 5/2/12)
Same-sex couples to seek marriage licenses in We Do campaign (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/2/12)
NC regulators support fracking, but report calls for safeguards (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/2/12)
NC tax revenue higher than expected (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/1/12)
Video: A Closer Look: Gubernatorial candidate Bob Etheridge (WECT, 5/1/12)
Video: Etheridge says he can win (WTVD, 5/1/12)
Dalton passes Etheridge in new poll (NCNN, 5/1/12)
Elon Poll: McCrory leads in favorability (Charlotte Business Journal, 5/1/12)
WRAL News poll points to McCrory, Dalton race for governor (WRAL, 5/1/12)
Poll: McCrory leads Democrats in name recognition, favorability (The Times-News, 5/1/12)
Poll: NC Democrats like Dalton in governor’s race (The Virginian-Pilot, 5/1/12)
Marriage amendment backers, foes differ on impact (Charlotte Observer, 5/1/12)
Fundraising totals reported (AP, 5/1/12)

APRIL 2012

Congressman Price, state Sen. Dan Blue to endorse Etheridge (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/30/12)
Walter Dalton continues surge, opens 10-point lead in Democratic governor’s race (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/30/12)
Poll: McCrory most favorable among NC gubernatorial candidates (WSOC-TV, 4/30/12)
Dalton takes big lead in primary battle (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/30/12)
Video: McCrory not taking fundraising lead for granted (WRAL, 4/30/12)
McCrory boasts big funding lead in gubernatorial race (WRAL, 4/30/12)
NC governor candidates tout money, supporters (CBS Money Watch, 4/30/12)
Video: Etheridge rolls out endorsements, but Dalton surging in polls (NBC17, 4/30/12)
Etheridge dismisses Dalton’s fundraising, poll numbers (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/30/12)
Video: Bob Etheridge press conference (NBC17, 4/30/12)
Dalton surging at the right time (WECT, 4/30/12)
Video: Race for governor focuses on education (NBC17, 4/30/12)
Pollster: Marriage amendment likely to pass (Winston-Salem Journal, 4/29/12)
Dalton outraising Etheridge by more than 4-1 margin (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/30/12)
Editorial: Bigotry on the ballot (New York Times, 4/29/12)
NC gay marriage ban gets Sunday push in churches (WRAL, 4/29/12)
Commentary: Welcome to a presidential battleground state (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/29/12)
Be cautious when talking politics in the workplace (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/29/12)
Legislators say they’ll press hospitals on charity care, sales tax (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/29/12)
Rally participants gather in downtown Raleigh to oppose ‘war on women’ (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/28/12)
NC gubernatorial candidates say tax reform a challenge (WRAL, 4/28/12)
Lobbyist linked to Charles Thomas resigns (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/28/12)
Early voting sets record in first week (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/28/12)
Dalton shares campaign message in Hendersonville (Blue Ridge Now, 4/27/12)
Bob Etheridge to report $310K in contributions, $110K in the bank (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/27/12)
Republican lt. governor candidates talk big issues (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/28/12)
Political expert says McCrory’s resources giving him advantage (WSOC-TV, 4/27/12)
Five McCrory donors referred to Mecklenburg District Attorney (WRAL, 4/27/12)
Charles Thomas, NC speaker’s top aide, romantically linked to lobbyist (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/27/12)
Advocates push for NC patient protection (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/26/12)
Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton will speak at the national Smart Start Conference (DigTriad, 4/26/12)
Dalton leads Democratic primary according to new poll (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/26/12)
Marriage vote imperils benefits for all unwed couples (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/26/12)
Dalton gaining momentum in race for NC governor, polls show (NBC17, 4/25/12)
Polls: Dalton surges in NC gubernatorial primary (WTVD, 4/25/12)
Editorial: McCrory, Dalton best fit (Reflector, 4/25/12)
Amendment arguments heat up as vote looms (WRAL, 4/25/12)
AG Cooper says he’ll vote no on marriage question (WRAL, 4/25/12)
Anti-amendment campaign appears to be outspending supporters (WRAL, 4/25/12)
Pat McCrory boasts $1.7M hauld with $3.1M in war chest (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/25/12)
NC residents get chance to sound off on seismic testing along coast (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/25/12)
Latest poll shows gap narrowing in marriage amendment vote (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/25/12)
Bill Faison rips into absent Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/25/12)
Dalton leads in Democratic primary according to new poll (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/25/12)
Dalton leads Etheridge in new PPP poll (WRAL, 4/24/12)
Q&A: The Amendment (WRAL, 4/24/12)
Endorsement: Dalton, McCrory the strongest candidates for governor (Charlotte Observer, 4/24/12)
Etheridge touts background in schools, not Congress, in NC ad (Political Economy, 4/24/12)
Gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton tours Salisbury (Salisbury Post, 4/24/12)
Video: Dalton pulling ahead of Democratic rivals (WNCT, 4/24/12)
Legislators barely outnumber protesters at mini-session (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/24/12)
Senate leader Berger proposes changes to teacher employment rules (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/24/12)
Bob Etheridge’s first ad debuts Tuesday, but dwarfed by Dalton’s TV buy (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/23/12)
Audio: Differences emerge between Democrats running for governor (WFAE, 4/23/12)
Dalton, Etheridge even in Democcratic gubernatorial race; still lots of undecideds (Independent Weekly, 4/23/12)
Tea Parties move to next step: Solutions (Civitas, 4/23/12)
Dalton makes big gain in primary for governor (Public Policy Polling, 4/23/12)
Video: No mention of congressional tenure in Etheridge’s first TV ad (National Journal, 4/23/12)
Walter Dalton surges to tie Bob Etheridge in Democratic governor’s race (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/23/12)
Gov. Perdue, legislators still at odds over ferry tolls (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/23/12)
Several groups plan protests Monday in Raleigh (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/23/12)
Commentary: State Democratic Party chair doesn’t owe allegiance to elected Dems – and it shows (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/22/12)
GOP lawyers’ redistricting documents are public (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/22/12)
Racial Justice Act spares 1st inmate from death sentence (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/21/12)
Democratic candidates for NC governor court black voters at NAACP forum (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/21/12)
State retirees sue over health plan (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/21/12)
Gov. Perdue, legislators still at odds over ferry tolls (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/21/12)
County residents meet governor hopeful Bob Etheridge (Shelby Star, 4/20/12)
Etheridge campaigns for governor in Hendersonville (Blue Ridge Now, 4/20/12)
NC school leaders tell lawmakers their districts need relief (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/20/12)
Republican lawyers’ redistricting documents are public record, judges say (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/20/12)
Perdue makes emergency landing at RDU (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/20/12)
Democratic Party controversy takes a new crazy turn (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/20/12)
GOP will continue to fight Racial Justice Act, leaders vow (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/20/12)
Marriage amendment campaigns intensify (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/20/12)
Bias law used to move a man off death row (New York Times, 4/20/12)
Democratic chairman disputes claims, refuses to resign (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/20/12)
T. Boone Pickens gives shout-out to NC’s energy bills (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/20/12)
Judges order more records for NC maps challengers (WRAL, 4/20/12)
State party turmoil could hurt Democratic fundraising (WRAL, 4/20/12)
Thousands rally to back NC marriage amendment (WRAL, 4/20/12)
Editorial: Real ideas (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/19/12)
Editorial: Important races on the ballot (The Daily Reflector, 4/19/12)
Independent endorses Dalton, Mansfield (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/19/12)
Third Democratic debate sees less verbal jousting (WXII, 4/19/12)
N&O pundit panel: Democratic candidates played it safe in debate (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/19/12)
Democratic candidates vow to veto voter ID bills (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/19/12)
Letter details sexual harassment claims at NC Democratic Party (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/19/12)
Letter details allegations of sexual harassment by ex-director of NC Democratic Party (Charlotte Observer, 4/19/12)
Perdue asks Democratic Party chairman David Parker to resign (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/18/12)
GOP likes chances in NC congressional races (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/18/12)
National Democrats prepping to shove North Carolina chair amid scandal (Politico, 4/18/12)
Democratic gubernatorial debate: Criticism grows sharper (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/18/12)
Etheridge is right about public school fundraisers (The Progressive Pulse, 4/18/12)
Democratic candidates assess their performance (NBC17, 4/18/12)
Video: Democratic candidates for gov debate on NBC-17 (NBC17, 4/18/12)
NC Police Benevolent Association endorses Dalton for Governor (PRWeb, 4/18/12)
Dems seeking nod for governor draw contrasts (AP, 4/18/12)
Etheridge: Hiring teachers shouldn’t require fundraiser (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/18/12)
N&O Pundit Panel: Etheridge embraces Washington, Dalton gets into policy weeds (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/17/12)
How the candidates did: The pundits’ take (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/17/12)
Dalton launches his first TV ad in Democratic governor’s campaign (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/17/12)
Little discord at NC Democratic gubernatorial debate (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/17/12)
Republican National Committee sees potential Hispanic votes in NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/17/12)
Democratic gubernatorial debate: Criticism grows sharper (Charlotte Observer, 4/17/12)
Editorial: Dems need ethical leadership (The Daily Reflector, 4/17/12)
Commentary: Democrats need to be clear about settlement (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/17/12)
Morning Roundup: Democratic debate round 1 ends with little discord (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/17/12)
Democratic gubernatorial candidates agree on a lot in first debate (NCNN, 4/17/12)
Opinion: Insolence, and worse, at Democratic Party (Charlotte Observer, 4/16/12)
Pundits offer their take on week’s fist debate (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/16/12)
Gubernatorial candidates pick on GOP more than each other (WRAL, 4/16/12)
Other NC gov candidates still aim for top prize (The Daily Reflector, 4/16/12)
Ranks of uninsured Tar Heels jump more than twice as quickly as NC population (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/16/12)
N&O Pundit Panel: Etheridge shines, Faison makes noise in first debate (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/16/12)
N&O fact check: The first Democratic gubernatorial debate (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/16/12)
Democratic gubernatorial candidates’ hopes ride on three nights of debate (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/16/12)
Insurance company credits ‘tort reform’ with lower premiums for doctors (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/16/12)
Top Democratic staffer steps down amid claims of sexual harassment (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/16/12)
NC Democratic Party executive director resigns (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/15/12)
Endorsement: McCrory, Dalton are best choices in primaries for governor (Winston-Salem Journal, 4/15/12)
NC sees growing mobilization on marriage amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/14/12)
Perdue defends ferry toll moratorium (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/14/12)
Historic Racial Justice Act decision expected next week (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/14/12)
NC Democratic Party roiled by questions about harassment (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/14/12)
NC gov candidates offer fracking views (AP, 4/13/12)
Perdue opposes marriage amendment in video (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/13/12)
Faison banking on jobs plan to win primary (WRAL, 4/12/12)
Three colorful candidates make long-shot bids for NC governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/12/12)
Etheridge pins his hopes on education (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/11/12)
Santorum’s exit recasts NC primary (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/11/12)
Dalton’s family, roots shaped his politics (WRAL, 4/10/12)
A sense of place defines Walter Dalton and his politics (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/10/12)
Determined Faison soldiers on despite long odds (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/9/12)
McCrory preps now for NC general election fight (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/8/12)
Former N&O publisher’s family is politically split (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/8/12)
Commentary: What’s in a voice? Duke study suggests quite a bit (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/8/12)
Perdue administration launches inquiry into agency official’s ties (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/6/12)
Panel considers ways to gauge effects of NC charters (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/6/12)
Duke Energy could surpass Bank of America as biggest NC political spender (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/6/12)
Perdue tells NCCU crowd to ‘take stand’ for education (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/5/12)
McCrory: Romney would be ‘excellent president,’ time to focus GOP fire on Obama (Charlotte Observer, 4/5/12)
Gov. Bev Perdue wants fast action on workers’ compensation (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/4/12)
State school superintendents decry budget woes (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/4/12)
Poll shows strong support for voter ID law (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/4/12)
Republicans: NC voters think economy stinks (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/4/12)
NC Industrial Commission to review workers’ comp policies (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/3/12)
Candidates spar over schools (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/2/12)
Durham chamber expected to oppose marriage amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/2/12)
Faison predicts success in NC governor’s run (WRAL, 4/1/12)
Does Gov. Perdue still count as a candidate? State elections agency weighs the question (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/1/12)
Democratic candidates for governor bash McCrory, GOP (Charlotte Observer, 4/1/12)

MARCH 2012

Etheridge stumps in Asheville (Asheville Citizen-Times, 3/31/12)
Democratic hopefuls vow to aid schools (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/30/12)
Judge stops NC Medicaid patient service reductions (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/30/12)
Video: Etheridge: Not even the Speaker believes these budget cuts have helped education (The Progressive Pulse, 3/30/12)
Poll shows confusion over scope of NC marriage amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/30/12)
Jeb Bush raising money for McCrory (WRAL, 3/30/12)
Lawsuit over NC campaign ad settled with apology (WRAL, 3/30/12)
Video: NC gubernatorial forum, part 2 (WRAL, 3/29/12)
Video: NC gubernatorial forum, part 1 (WRAL, 3/29/12)
Etheridge: Invest in education (GoDanRiver.com, 3/29/12)
Pat McCrory lays out plan to improve NC schools (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/29/12)
NC attorney general challenges Duke Energy rate increase (Charlotte Observer, 3/29/12)
Controversial issues give way to education-themed day (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/29/12)
Several NC governor hopefuls talk public schools (WRAL, 3/29/12)
In Dems race for governor, candidates are calling for civil unions (Indy Week, 3/29/12)
Perdue keeps pressing for tax increase for schools (WRAL, 3/29/12)
Etheridge: Education must be a priority (Salisbury Post, 3/29/12)
NC lawmakers delay major immigration legislation (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/29/12)
Fracking could benefit client of Pat McCrory firm (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/29/12)
Two state House Republicans call for delay of fracking in NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/29/12)
Thom Tillis sees marriage ban approved, then repealed (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/28/12)
Fracking opponents dominate Chapel Hill hearing (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/28/12)
Baptist leader says NC crucial in marriage debate (Greensboro News & Record, 3/28/12)
McCrory unveils NC public education platform (WRAL, 3/28/12)
Tillis comments prompt GOP’s Vinroot to stand up against NC marriage amendment (Charlotte Observer, 3/28/12)
Democratic candidates differ on reasons for opposing Amendment 1 (Indy Week, 3/28/12)
McCrory to unveil education platform at Wake Tech (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/28/12)
NC legislators to consider crackdown on immigrants (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/28/12)
Judge rules portions of GOP-sponsored NC annexation law are unconstitutional (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/28/12)
Tillis stands by prediction on NC gay marriage ban (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/27/12)
John Hood on Amendment One: ‘Unwise and unfair’ (Charlotte Observer, 3/27/12)
NC death penalty study author meets House members (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/27/12)
Etheridge banking on doggedness in gubernatorial run (WRAL, 3/25/12)
What makes NC different in gay marriage debate? (AP, 3/24/12)
Trayvon Martin case puts NC self-defense law in spotlight (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/24/12)
Dem candidates help NC amendment opponents (WRAL, 3/23/12)
McCrory strikes cautious tone on state economy (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/23/12)
Video: One on One: NC Democratic governor candidate Bob Etheridge (DigTriad, 3/23/12)
A nation is watching North Carolina’s Amendment One fight… are you? (Huffington Post, 3/23/12)
Five top Dem candidates in NC are all anti-Amendment One (Independent Weekly, 3/23/12)
Group warned ‘there is a war on women going on’ (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/22/12)
Herman Cain raising money Thursday in Triangle (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/22/12)
Oh no, he didn’t! Democratic challengers revives Etheridge video scuffle (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/22/12)
NC bishops disappointed by president’s position on same-sex unions (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/22/12)
Did telecom cash affect NC broadband (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/21/12)
Video: Prof: McCrory in enviable position among gubernatorial candidates (WRAL, 3/21/12)
Perdue’s education punch (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/21/12)
Perdue continues drumbeat on education money (WWAY, 3/21/12)
State employees settle suit over records request (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/21/12)
Wake commissioners endorse voter ID bill (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/20/12)
Perdue, GOP legislators debate education debate (WRAL, 3/20/12)
Tillis, Berger call for debate with Perdue (NBC17, 3/20/12)
Bob Etheridge says he wants to be the education governor (Fayetteville Observer, 3/20/12)
Perdue tour to push for more education money (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/20/12)
Perdue and Berger-Tillis: It’s all about politics (Greensboro News & Record, 3/20/12)
Phil and Tom to Bev: Let’s Debate (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/20/12)
Perdue calls for more school funds (WRAL, 3/19/12)
NC governor pledges to fight marriage ban (The Advocate, 3/19/12)
Trail lawyers target conservative Democrat for drug vote (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/19/12)
Wake commissioners will discuss voter ID today (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/19/12)
Dalton comfortable with style as gov’s hopeful (Rocky Mount Telegram, 3/18/12)
NC gov candidate Dalton releases tax returns (WECT, 3/17/12)
Video: Bob Etheridge campaigns in Greenville Saturday (WITN, 3/17/12)
Etheridge stumps for governor (New Bern Sun Journal, 3/17/12)
Opinion: Perdue’s under the radar fracking trip (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/16/12)
PPP: Pat McCrory has double-digit lead over Etheridge & Dalton (State Government Radio, 3/16/12)
Audio: Daltob: Marriage amendment broad, bad form, divisive (The Progressive Pulse, 3/16/12)
Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton releases tax returns (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/16/12)
Obama opposes NC marriage amendment proposal (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/16/12)
Hundreds march against same-sex marriage amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/16/12)
Lawmakers scrutinize UNC Health Care board (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/16/12)
Dalton releases tax returns (WRAL, 3/16/12)
DENR: With safeguards, fracking is OK in North Carolina (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/16/12)
Video: Republican Pat McCrory talks about top issues in his race for NC governor (WFMY, 3/16/12)
2 conservative groups begin education effort on NC budget (The Daily Reflector, 3/15/12)
McCrory to speak at local GOP dinner (Asheville Citizen-Times, 3/15/12)
Pat McCrory doing well with Democrats in PPP poll (NCNN, 3/15/12)
Gov. Perdue says fracking can be done safely in NC (Charlotte Observer, 3/15/12)
Foes of NC same-sex marriage amendment to rally at capitol (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/15/12)
North Carolina a target in GOP presidential battle (Charlotte Observer, 3/15/12)
Gov. Perdue keeps pressure on GOP lawmakers during latest education event (NCNN, 3/15/12)
On fracking: Faison opposed, Dalton and Etheridge support with caution (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/15/12)
Poll: Romney leads a close GOP primary field in NC, but Obama leads all (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/15/12)
Perdue statement opens door to fracking — but doesn’t endorse practice (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/14/12)
Video: Perdue making early childhood education her priority (WTVD, 3/14/12)
NC Democrats disown ‘racist’ state candidates (Charlotte Observer, 3/14/12)
McCrory leads competitors by double digits in latest poll (NBC17, 3/14/12)
NCAE opt to remain neutral in Democratic governor’s primary (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/14/12)
Perdue backing ‘fracking’ in NC (WRAL, 3/14/12)
NC teachers’ group won’t endorse in gov’s Dem primary (The Daily Advance, 3/14/12)
Video: Walter Dalton one on one with Tanya Rivera (WFMY, 3/13/12)
Democratic Lt. Gov candidate stumbles on gay marriage law (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/13/12)
Commentary: Political cooperation isn’t dead (Gaston Gazette, 3/13/12)
Walter Dalton questions Bob Etheridge’s votes on trade (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/13/12)
Medicaid deadline jeopardizes residents of adult care homes (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/13/12)
McCrory maintains substantial, but slightly smaller lead (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/13/12)
McCrory still leads Democrats in race for NC governor (NBC 17, 3/13/12)
Gov. Perdue makes unannounced trip to Penn. to see fracking rigs (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/12/12)
Governor hopeful Pat McCrory to speak in Shelby (Shelby Star, 3/12/12)
Dalton takes first shots at Etheridge (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/12/12)
NC GOP lawmakers perturbed by governor’s actions (New Bern Sun Journal, 3/12/12)
“Undecided” leads gubernatorial race (Elon University Poll, 3/11/12)
Dalton gathers backing for governor’s race (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/11/12)
Commentary: North Carolina matters to GOP presidential nomination (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/11/12)
NC’s mood improves, but jobs are still a concern (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/11/12)
Democratic candidates squabble over lost jobs (Charlotte Observer, 3/10/12)
Opinion shifts in NC same-sex marriage debate (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/10/12)
Legal fight looms over ferry tolls (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/9/12)
Obama’s NC visit has GOP grumbling (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/9/12)
State personnel chief resigns to campaign for Lt. Gov (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/8/12)
General Assembly lawyer: Perdue can’t block ferry toll increases (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/8/12)
McCrory has company on primary ballot (Jamestown News, 3/7/12)
Obama’s NC approval inches up, but challenges remain (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/7/12)
Coble attacks Holding’s super PAC (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/6/12)
The NC governor’s race: Bill Faison Q&A (Creative Loafing Charlotte, 3/6/12)
Gun group takes aim at Republican ‘weasels’ (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/6/12)
UNC urges to cut Rush radio ties (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/6/12)
Dalton rolls out endorsement list for NC governor (WWAY, 3/6/12)
Etheridge takes aim at the GOP in governor’s race (NCNN, 3/6/12)
Editorial: Lawmakers should forgo do-little session per diem (Charlotte Observer, 3/5/12)
Commentary: Rep. George Cleveland’s poverty denial sheds light on poor (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/5/12)
UNC leaders’ message: NC’s future depends on your support (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/4/12)
Marriage amendment debate focuses on domestic violence (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/4/12)
Commentary: Change coming to NC House delegation (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/4/12)
McCrory has the edge over a field of Democrats (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/4/12)
Michelle Obama raises money, stumps across state (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/3/12)
Private pre-kindergarten idea dropped (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/2/12)
McCrory looks like an easy primary winner (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/2/12)
Both sides criticize official explanation of proposed marriage amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/2/12)
Poll gives McCrory solid margins over Democratic challengers (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/2/12)
Ellmers wants study of I-95 tolls’ effects in her district (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/2/12)
Jacksonville lawmaker says no ‘extreme poverty’ in NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/2/12)
Group says Tillis pushed bill for donors (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/1/12)
Democrats’ primary for governor to be short and sweet (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/1/12)
McCrory, Faison say they won’t release tax records (The Daily Herald, 3/1/12)
Etheridge releases tax returns (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/1/12)
Morning roundup: Democratic governor’s race is short and sweet (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/1/12)
An election primer for the 2012 races in North Carolina (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/1/12)

FEBRUARY 2012

Etheridge’s filing make a dozen for NC governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/29/12)
Faison: Dalton should forfeit salary (WRAL, 2/29/12)
Dem gov hopefuls sketch out turf (WRAL, 2/29/12)
Filing ends as baker’s dozen run for governor (AP, 2/29/12)
Blue announces he won’t run for governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/29/12)
Audio: A baker’s dozen eye NC’s governor’s mansion (The Progressive Pulse, 2/29/12)
Perdue: No new tolls for ferries (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/29/12)
Raleigh Democrats won’t be pitted against each other (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/29/12)
Dan Blue won’t enter race for NC governor (WNCT, 2/28/12)
Pre-kindergarten is next political battle (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/28/12)
Etheridge to file for governor on last day (WRAL, 2/28/12)
90-year old physician files in Democratic primary for governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/28/12)
Sebelius to gay-rights group: NC ‘hugely’ important (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/27/12)
Video: Reality check – Gubernatorial candidate Bill Faison’s TV ad promises (NBC17, 2/27/12)
HHS secretary gives nod to Dalton in NC primary (Charlotte Observer, 2/27/12)
Dalton, Faison campaigns target those searching for a candidate (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/27/12)
Commentary: Good ol’ boys still around (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/26/12)
Amid retirements, state lawmakers benefit from pension perks (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/26/12)
Americans Elect nearly on NC ballot (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/26/12)
Richard Moore says he won’t run for governor in NC (WCNC, 2/25/12)
Moore won’t run for governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/25/12)
Moore not running for governor (WRAL, 2/24/12)
Richard Moore won’t run for governor (Politico, 2/24/12)
New poll ranks potential Dem contenders (WRAL, 2/24/12)
2 more republicans join GOP contest for governor (WRAL, 2/24/12)
Perdue: ‘Polls don’t matter’ (WRAL, 2/24/12)
Perdue to have a busy time in Washington (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/23/12)
Perdue finds funding for more pre-K classes (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/23/12)
McCrory says he would continue prayers if asked to stop (Salisbury Post, 2/22/12)
NC gubernatorial hopeful Walter Dalton says he’s ‘battle-tested’ (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/22/12)
NC takes center stage in gay marriage battle (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/22/12)
Ad Watch: Faison plays it safe (Blue NC, 2/21/12)
Video: Bill Faison’s television ad (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/21/12)
Video: Bill Faison launches first TV ad in governor’s race (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/21/12)
NC Lt. Gov. Dalton kicks off governor’s bid (Blue Ridge Now, 2/21/12)
Dalton begins NC gov campaign talking progress (RealClearPolitics, 2/21/12)
Primary push starts for Democrat (Winston-Salem Journal, 2/20/12)
Ghost session for state legislature adjourns (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/19/12)
NC Democrats watching exodus from Legislature (WRAL, 2/19/12)
Democratic candidates for governor revving up campaigns (NBC17, 2/19/12)
Georgia gets new Caterpillar plant rumored for NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/18/12)
McCrory disavows dig at Perdue (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/18/12)
3 Democratic candidates tout themselves as best for NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/18/12)
McCrory runs against the past (Governors Journal, 2/17/12)
McCrory rallies supporters at Raleigh event (WTVD, 2/17/12)
Pat McCrory is back in business (Charlotte Business Journal, 2/17/12)
Local elections critic files to run for governor (Winston-Salem Journal, 2/17/12)
NC Democrats have 2 more governor candidates (WRAL, 2/17/12)
Democratic candidates seek support of educators (WRAL, 2/17/12)
Democratic governor’s race gets more crowded (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/17/12)
Two more Democrats enter NC gubernatorial race (NBC17, 2/17/12)
Big names on last year’s list of contributors to Pat McCrory (Charlotte Business Journal, 2/17/12)
Wake GOP chair has strong words for Perdue (WRAL, 2/17/12)
Pat McCrory is back in business (Charlotte Business Journal, 2/17/12)
Brad Miller won’t run for governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/17/12)
Little-known House rule limits access to chamber (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/17/12)
NC GOP leader calls Gov. Perdue ‘the dumbest governor in America’ (WCTI-TV, 2/17/12)
McCrory distances himself from Wake GOP leader comments about Perdue (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/17/12)
NC Legislature meets, no recorded votes taken (WRAL, 2/16/12)
McCrory: I’ve disagreed with NC Legislature (WCTI-TV, 2/16/12)
Opinion: Faison’s truths (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/16/12)
Faison’s daughter speaks up after divorce reported (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/16/12)
Democrats wary as three-day session starts Thursday (The Times-News, 2/16/12)
Miller latest to opt out of Democratic gubernatorial race (WRAL, 2/16/12)
McCrory files, vows to communicate his vision for the state (NCNN, 2/16/12)
McCrory to focus on fixing economy (WRAL, 2/16/12)
Suspicions abound during brief legislative session (WRAL, 2/16/12)
McCrory files for governor, targets ‘broken government’ (Charlotte Observer, 2/16/12)
Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton promotes investment in education, job creation (Kinston Free Press, 2/15/12)
Congressman Etheridge gives $4,000 to candidate Etheridge (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/15/12)
McCrory files required form, but finances remain largely unknown (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/15/12)
NC Democrats wary for this legislative session (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/15/12)
Heavy lift for Obama in North Carolina (National Journal, 2/14/12)
Governor’s race remains uncertain (The Chronicle, 2/14/12)
Commentary: North Carolina’s triple-crown election (Gaston Gazette, 2/14/12)
Editorial: Settling in for a long state budge siege (The Times-News, 2/14/12)
Commentary: Booing Perdue? Not classy, Tar Heel fans (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/14/12)
Messy divorce may hurt Faison’s campaign (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/13/12)
With kids at his side, Faison files paperwork for governor’s race (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/13/12)
Faison’s messy divorce (Politico, 2/13/12)
Filing opens for 2012 campaigns (Greensboro News & Record, 2/13/12)
NC Dems plan gov event (Governors Journal, 2/13/12)
Lively political season begins in North Carolina (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/13/12)
Dems wary of GOP vow on votes (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/13/12)
Commentary: Field favors McCrory (Daily Reflector, 2/12/12)
Editorial: Legislature should not be sneaky about votes (Wilmington Star News, 2/12/12)
Marriage ban sides court blacks (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/11/12)
Etheridge stumbles early (The Herald, 2/11/12)
Ethics bill passes (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/10/12)
Death penalty, race divide NC House panel members (WRAL, 2/10/12)
McIntyre withdraws name from gubernatorial run (WRAL, 2/10/12)
Doesn’t anybody wanna be governor? (And is this the reason?) (Indy Week, 2/10/12)
What North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue’s exit means (Washington Post, 2/10/12)
Mike McIntyre will seek re-election to Congress, abandons governor idea (Wilmington Star News, 2/10/12)
State unemployment system under review (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/9/12)
SC Gov. Nikki Haley to headline McCrory fundraiser (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/9/12)
McCrory could benefit from delayed primary runoff (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/9/12)
Report: NC has largest offshore wind resource on east coast (WECT, 2/9/12)
Etheridge takes early lead in primary poll (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/9/12)
NC panel touts wind energy use (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/9/12)
Losing Perdue, other incumbents hasn’t depressed Democrats’ spirit in Hickory area (Hickory Daily Record, 2/9/12)
Dan Blue may run for governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/8/12)
Video: A closer look: The General Assembly in 2012 (WECT, 2/8/12)
Poll: McIntyre would have uphill climb to governor’s mansion (Wilmington Star News, 2/8/12)
PPP: Bob Etheridge early frontrunner in Democratic primary for governor (Fayetteville Observer, 2/8/12)
Myrick won’t seek 10th term (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/8/12)
Video: Etheridge leads, Blue weighing his options (WTVD, 2/8/12)
Etheridge leading Democratic primary field in poll (WRAL, 2/8/12)
Rules limit money use for NC governor’s race (Daily Reflector, 2/8/12)
Etheridge starts with early lead in NC gov. primary (Public Policy Polling, 2/8/12)
Redistricting lawsuits move on (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/7/12)
Opinion: Taking a stand part of politics (Jacksonville Daily News, 2/7/12)
Video: Emerging Issues Forum 1-on-1: Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton (News 14, 2/7/12)
Etheridge’s campaign clarifies statements (Charlotte Observer, 2/7/12)
Election officials urge fund release (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/7/12)
Etheridge on gay marriages and taxes: revised (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/6/12)
Etheridge makes clear views on NC taxes, amendment (Blue Ride Now, 2/6/12)
Case highlights Racial Justice Act concerns (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/6/12)
Bill may cut overtime pay for tech workers (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/5/12)
Perdue now a lame duck (The Herald, 2/5/12)
Commentary: Did fans’ boos sway Perdue? (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/5/12)
Bowles may have been haunted by ‘72 race (Winston-Salem Journal, 2/5/12)
Working-class commuters dread new NC ferry toll (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/5/12)
Another opinion on Perdue’s decision (NCNN, 2/4/12)
NC is a money battleground in 2012 presidential campaign (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/4/12)
Video: Bob Etheridge breaks silence on his run for NC governor (WSOC-TV, 2/4/12)
Etheridge skirts hot NC issues but champions education (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/4/12)
NC job reductions hit women, minorities hardest (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/4/12)
Exodus from legislature grows (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/3/12)
Bob Etheridge to make a run in NC governor’s race (Asheville Citizen-Times, 2/3/12)
Some were ready and waiting when Perdue announced (Southern Pines Pilot, 2/3/12)
Video: Etheridge says his campaign will focus on education (NBC 17, 2/3/12)
Carolina Girl: An embarrassment for Dems in convo state – or an opportunity? (The American Spectator, 2/3/12)
Etheridge on gay marriage and taxes (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/3/12)
Miller to decide on governor’s race this weekend (Politico, 2/3/12)
Etheridge quickly organizing governor’s campaign (Blue Ridge Now, 2/3/12)
Opinion: What Perdue’s decision means for NC race (Charlotte Business Journal, 2/3/12)
Bowles won’t run for governor, but Etheridge joins race (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/3/12)
Bowles won’t run for governor (Politico, 2/2/12)
Faison running for governor (Carrboro Citizen, 2/2/12)
Brad Miller: You’ll know if I’m running very soon (Update: MoveOn says go for it) (Independent Weekly, 2/2/12)
Dems already going after McCrory’s ties to big biz (WSOC-TV, 2/2/12)
Bowles’ decision not to run may thaw NC gov’s field (The Virginian-Pilot, 2/2/12)
Mr McCrory’s wild ride (Charlotte Observer, 2/2/12)
Commentary: Bowles’ movie-like comeback faced tough reviews (Daily Advance, 2/2/12)
NC Dems grab Bowles domain names (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/2/12)
Video: Democrats urge McCrory to disclose financial records (WTVD, 2/2/12)
Editorial: Who’s in? – Electoral landscape awash in political questions (Fayetteville Observer, 2/2/12)
McCrory’s campaign war chest starts out strong (Charlotte Observer, 2/2/12)
Pat McCrory announces his second run for governor (Daily Tar Heel, 2/2/12)
Erskine Bowles announces he will not run for governor (Daily Tar Heel, 2/2/12)
Schools and the future NC governor (Daily Tar Heel, 2/2/12)
Erskine pondering more than Governor’s race (The Progressive Pulse, 2/1/12)
Charlotte Observer: Run, Erskine, run! (National Journal, 2/1/12)
Editorial: To- Erskine Bowles From – Us, Subject: Run (Charlotte Observer, 2/1/12)
McCrory formally announces he’s running for governor (Charlotte Observer, 2/1/12)
McCrory rallies at The Cedars in Hendersonville (Blue Ridge Now, 2/1/12)
McCrory taps ‘The Who’ for slogan (Politico, 2/1/12)
Pat McCrory starts with $2 million (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/1/12)
Perdue puts party in a bind (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/1/12)
1 in, 1 out and 1 still undecided (Charlotte Observer, 2/1/12)
Shuler confirms he won’t run for governor (Smoky Mountain News, 2/1/12)
McCrory officially kicks off his gubernatorial campaign (NCNN, 2/1/12)
It’s official: McCrory’s running for governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/1/12)

JANUARY 2012

Video: In depth – Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory (News14, 1/31/12)
Dems begin to ‘fill in the blanks’ on McCrory (Politico, 1/31/12)
McCrory urges NC to vote down ‘power elite’ at campaign kick-off (WRAL, 1/31/12)
With Perdue out of picture, many Democrats like Bowles (Charlotte Observer, 1/31/12)
Charlotte Mayor Foxx is not running (Charlotte Observer, 1/31/12)
Democrats pursue Bowles for governor’s race (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/31/12)
Shuler says he won’t run for NC governor in 2012 (The Daily Reflector, 1/31/12)
McCrory opens gubernatorial run today (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/31/12)
First Racial Justice Act case reaches court (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/31/12)
Frustration leads to Tillis ‘resignation’ joke (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/31/12)
Perdue speaks: ‘It was too personal’ (Politico, 1/30/12)
Commentary: After-effects of Gov. Perdue decision still to be felt (The Daily Advance, 1/30/12)
Group gives NC tax picture unflattering marks (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/30/12)
Erskine Bowles for North Carolina governor (The Hill, 1/30/12)
PPP: Perdue retirement improves Dem chances to keep North Carolina blue (TPM, 1/30/12)
Could third time be the charm for Bowles? (The Progressive Pulse, 1/30/12)
Grassroots politics stumping begins (New Bern Sun Journal, 1/30/12)
Bowles in 2010: ‘I was a terrible politician’ (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/30/12)
Bowles makes strongest Democratic candidate for governor, polls show (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/30/12)
Rep. Miller considers joining governor’s race (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/30/12)
McCrory says NC gov campaign message won’t change (Blue Ridge Now, 1/30/12)
Commentary: Perdue shocker creates more work (Shelby Star, 1/30/12)
Commentary: After-effects of Gov. Perdue decision still to be felt (Daily Advance, 1/30/12)
Perdue leaves Democrats in a lurch, strategist says (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/30/12)
Foes of same-sex marriage ban urged to fight (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/30/12)
Charlotte DNC party is big on concept, short on details (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/30/12)
Commentary: Perdue’s influence not obvious, but valuable (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/30/12)
McCrory well-positioned for governor’s race (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/29/12)
Supporters want Blue, Miller to enter governor race (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/29/12)
Tillis’ comedy routine slams capital press corps (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/29/12)
Etheridge: North Carolina must invest in veterans’ futures (Fayetteville Observer, 1/29/12)
Perdue rallies Democrats as party searches for candidate (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/29/12)
McCrory repositions himself ahead of governor’s race (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/29/12)
Commentary: A governor from Charlotte? Imagine (Charlotte Observer, 1/29/12)
Deadline looms for Democrats to make decisions (Charlotte Observer, 1/29/12)
Perdue pledges forceful education push, no lame-duck politics (WRAL, 1/29/12)
One year and counting since Charlotte got DNC nod (Charlotte Observer, 1/29/12)
GOP activists say no one wants to take on McCrory (Charlotte Observer, 1/29/12)
A new ball game at the state level (The Pilot, 1/29/12)
Opinion: Drilling into Democrats’ do-over (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/29/12)
Perdue calls decision not to run ’selfless’ (WXII, 1/29/12)
McCrory well-positioned for governor’s race (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/29/12)
Without Perdue, Democrats’ search is on (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/29/12)
Perdue roars back (WRAL, 1/28/12)
Faison runs in North Carolina (Governors Journal, 1/28/12)
Gov. Perdue explains decision not to run again (WSOC-TV, 1/28/12)
Republicans see opportunity in Gov. Perdue’s lame-duck status (WCNC, 1/28/12)
Gov. Perdue tells supporters why she’s not running (WCNC, 1/28/12)
Editorial: Perdue leaves party in a hole; she’ll now wage uphill fight on school funding (Wilmington Star News,1/28/12)
Editorial: Bev Perdue battled for her beliefs (Gaston Gazette, 1/28/12)
Perdue calls decision not to run ’selfless’ (The Daily Reflector, 1/28/12)
North Carolina fallout (Governors Journal, 1/28/12)
Republicans see opportunity in Gov. Bev Perdue’s lame-duck status (Charlotte Observer, 1/28/12)
Faison enters race for governor, assails ‘radical few’ in GOP (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/28/12)
Bill Faison announces bid for governor (NCNN, 1/28/12)
Perdue to stump for NC education (New Bern Sun Journal, 1/28/12)
Dalton seeks governor’s seat (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/28/12)
GOP sees opportunity in Perdue’s exit (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/28/12)
Perdue focused on mountains, Asheville (Asheville Citizen-Times, 1/28/12)
With Perdue out, who’ll step in? (The Charlotte Post, 1/27/12)
Perdue’s departure highlights Obama’s tough path in NC (RealClearPolitics, 1/27/12)
Commentary: Perdue legacy – a battle from the start (Charlotte Observer, 1/27/12)
Dalton supports tax hike for education, regrets co-sponsorship of 2005 constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/27/12)
Commentary: Gov. Bev Perdue and women in politics (Charlotte Observer, 1/27/12)
Could it be Charlotte mayor vs. Charlotte ex-mayor in NC governor’s race? (Charlotte Observer, 1/27/12)
North Carolina opens up (Governors Journal, 1/27/12)
Video: Dalton discusses sudden gubernatorial campaign (WRAL, 1/27/12)
Perdue’s flawed battle plan (Greensboro News & Record, 1/27/12)
Video: Surprised by Perdue’s announcement; Dalton quickly changes gears (WECT, 1/27/12)
Commentary: When the shock wears off (Greensboro News & Record, 1/27/12)
Video: With Perdue out, McCrory ready to move on with campaign (WCNC, 1/27/12)
Faison latest to join gubernatorial fray (WRAL, 1/27/12)
GOP lawmakers fail environmental scorecard (WRAL, 1/27/12)
Marriage ban opponents hail Perdue’s move (Charlotte Observer, 1/27/12)
Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines won’t ‘rule out’ a run for governor (MyFox8, 1/27/12)
Republicans and Democrats react to Gov. Perdue’s announcement (WNCT, 1/27/12)
Editorial: One and done (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/27/12)
A governor who could never quite connect (Charlotte Observer, 1/27/12)
Perdue’s surprise move opens the NC governor’s race (Charlotte Observer, 1/27/12)
In North Carolina, political realities crash Dems’ party (Politico, 1/27/12)
NC Gov Bev Perdue’s withdrawal from race shakes up prospects for gay marriage ban (Washington Post,1/27/12)
Video: Pat McCrory talks about Gov. Perdue’s decision (DigTriad, 1/27/12)
Obama could benefit in NC with Perdue’s decision to not seek re-election (Washington Post, 1/27/12)
Bad economy was NC Gov. Bev Perdue’s challenge (Fayetteville Observer, 1/27/12)
Editorial: Changes – Perdue bombshell shakes political landscape (Fayetteville Observer, 1/27/12)
Gov. Bev Perdue’s statement about not seeking re-election (Fayetteville Observer, 1/27/12)
Perdue decision not to run stuns Democrats, opens governor’s race (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/27/12)
NC governor’s decision may aid Obama bid (New York Times, 1/26/12)
Dust settles, hats fly (WRAL, 1/26/12)
Bev Perdue will not seek reelection (Politico, 1/26/12)
North Carolina Democratic bench keeps shuffling (Roll Call, 1/26/12)
Perdue now a lame duck, but also free to crusade (Charlotte Observer, 1/26/12)
Democrats accept ruling on primary date (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/26/12)
The earth just moved in North Carolina (Politico, 1/26/12)
Perdue stunner (Greensboro News & Record, 1/26/12)
Perdue’s announcement creates domino effect in NC politics (WWAY, 1/26/12)
Perdue cites partisanship in decision against second term (Asheville Citizen-Times, 1/26/12)
Perdue proposes three-quarter cent sales tax raise (The Daily Tar Heel, 1/26/12)
The Bev Perdue surprise: A hasty decision? (Fayetteville Observer, 1/26/12)
Gov. Bev Perdue will not run for re-election (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/26/12)
Lt. Gov. Dalton goes into election year with $600K (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/26/12)
Sources: Perdue won’t seek re-election (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/26/12)
Perdue not running for second term (National Journal, 1/26/12)
Brad Miller won’t seek reelection (Politico, 1/26/12)
Source: Gov. Bev Perdue won’t seek re-election (Charlotte Observer, 1/26/12)
Perdue pushes school tax (Governors Journal, 1/26/12)
Gov. Bev Perdue won’t seek second term, sources say (Washington Post, 1/26/12)
Mayors of Wilmington, other NC cities, support Gov. Perdue’s sales-tax proposal (Wilmington Star News,1/25/12)
Audio: Governor – NC favors education tax over GOP’s deep cuts, ‘extreme social legislation’ (The Progressive Pulse, 1/25/12)
Senate leader Berger would debate Perdue over sales tax (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/25/12)
McCrory to unveil NC governor’s bid next week (Charlotte Observer, 1/25/12)
McCrory to announce candidacy for governor at Shrine Club Tuesday (Jamestown News, 1/25/12)
Gov. Perdue responds to challenge from legislative leadership (NCNN, 1/25/12)
GOP leaders challenge Gov to debate (WRAL, 1/24/12)
Perdue brushes off NC Senate leader’s debate pitch (WRAL, 1/24/12)
NC primary could have meaning (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/24/12)
Vote for Marriage NC to push for constitutional amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/24/12)
Commentary: All-stars align for Lt. Gov. Dalton (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/22/12)
Pat McCrory leads polls in NC governor race (The Daily Tar Heel, 1/22/12)
Defense cuts could hurt NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/22/12)
Request for NC primary delay denied (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/21/12)
Democratic donors ready to line up with Dalton (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/20/12)
Perdue refuses to define ‘temporary’ in sales tax hike proposal (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/20/12)
In Charlotte, Perdue pitches plan to increase sales tax (Charlotte Observer, 1/20/12)
Marriage ban battle heats up (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/19/12)
A sneak peek of the Democratic convention (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/19/12)
Perdue tells Citizen-Times education funding is ‘personal’ (Asheville Citizen-Times, 1/19/12)
Anti-amendment group raising big dollars to fight constitutional gay marriage ban (Raleigh News & Observer,1/19/12)
Gov. Perdue pushing tax increase (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/18/12)
Republican hopefuls angle for lieutenant governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/18/12)
Gov. Perdue and the T word (Greensboro News & Record, 1/18/12)
Perdue labeled one of country’s most vulnerable incumbents (WRAL, 1/18/12)
Perdue continues to trail McCrory by double digits (Public Policy Polling, 1/17/12)
Redistricting sets up Miller, Price as 4th District rivals (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/17/12)
Perdue to propose restoring sales-tax increase (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/17/12)
Tax breaks boost NC films in 2011 (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/17/12)
NC voters do not approve of Perdue (Greensboro News & Record, 1/17/12)
McCrory vs. Perdue II (Governors Journal, 1/17/12)
Opinion: Tug of war continues on education funding (Hickory Daily Record, 1/17/12)
Perdue’s approval rating falls to 32%, trails McCrory by 11 points, poll shows (Raleigh News & Observer,1/17/12)
Sales tax debate a game of numbers (Greensboro News & Record, 1/17/12)
Gov. Perdue to propose restoring NC sales-tax increase (Charlotte Observer, 1/17/12)
Art Pope fires back at his critics (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/16/12)
Anti-Obama ad campaign launches today in NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/16/12)
Easley won’t have to pay fine to get law license back (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/16/12)
Commentary: Don’t let Carolina’s blue fool you (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/15/12)
Leader of state’s health agency resigns (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/14/12)
GOP, state call for dismissal of redistricting suit (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/13/12)
Occupy Chapel Hill protesters decamp (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/11/12)
McCrory challenges chamber to work for entrepreneurial economy (The Dispatch, 1/12/12)
Opinion: Election year ramps up without state’s voice (The Dispatch, 1/11/12)
GOP consultants make NC House a case study (WRAL, 11/11/12)
State banks extra $150M so far in 2011-12 (WRAL, 11/10/12)
Judge blocks law on NCAE dues (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/10/12)
Poll: Voters dislike midnight legislative action (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/10/12)
Legal experts split on NCAE challenge (WRAL, 1/9/12)
Bev Perdue’s tough winter (National Journal, 1/9/12)
Black legislators blast GOP leadership (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/8/12)
Editorial: Getting the business for NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/8/12)
Commentary: Midnight in the legislature (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/8/12)
Perdue campaign reports it raised $1.3 million (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/8/12)
Occupy Raleigh campers ‘hanging in there’ (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/7/12)
Easley agrees to second year of law license suspension (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/7/12)
Black lawmakers decry Republican attacks on African Americans (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/7/12)
Fundraising for NC governor’s race basically even (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/6/12)
Capital case law intact amid talk of compromise (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/6/12)
NC teachers group says it was in GOP’s sights (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/6/12)
Perdue’s fundraising lags (WRAL, 1/6/12)
GOP overrides veto of teachers union bill (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/5/12)
Faison fattens campaign funds; still mum on why (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/5/12)
NC economic outlook: Gray (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/4/12)
Dems question McCrory’s work at law firm (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/4/12)
Faison antes up (WRAL, 1/4/12)
Veto override votes set on law that would revise Racial Justice Act (NCNN, 1/4/12)
House Republicans prepare for surprise midnight veto overrides (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/4/12)
Activists to visit NC’s poorest regions (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/4/12)
Republicans see Perdue’s economic remark as another gaffe (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/4/12)
Perdue challenged on labor data (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/4/12)
House vacancy might derail override vote on SB9 veto (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/4/12)
NC House appears short on override of Racial Justice Act (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/4/12)
NC Treasury reprimanded over investment disclosure (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/3/12)
The state it’s in makes a difference (Charlotte Observer, 1/3/12)
Editorial: Let the race begin (Greensboro News & Record, 1/3/12)
Council to discuss DNC ordinances (Charlotte Observer, 1/3/12)
NC Democrats reveal new anti-McCrory web site (WRAL, 1/3/12)
McCrory camp says it raised $1.5M in past six months (WRAL, 1/3/12)
North Carolina to revisit death penalty issue (Stateline, 1/3/12)
Several bills could be voted on in override session (WRAL, 1/2/12)
2012 sizing up as unparalleled year in NC politics (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/2/12)
Study finds fewer young Democratic voters (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/2/12)
NC Dems serch for footing (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/1/12)
AG Cooper will defend suit against NC marriage laws (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/1/12)
Put these 10 stories on your radar this year (Raleigh News & Observer, 1/1/12)
Political spotlight hits the Carolinas (Charlotte Observer, 1/1/12)

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