Congress http://wunc.org en It's Not Your Imagination: Political Moderates Are On The Decline In NC http://wunc.org/post/its-not-your-imagination-political-moderates-are-decline-nc <p>Last week voters in North Carolina chose Baptist minister Mark Walker over Phil Berger Jr. in the 6th District Republican primary runoff.&nbsp; Walker was arguably the more conservative of the two candidates.&nbsp;&nbsp; A <a href="http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=1&amp;fid=9293120&amp;jid=JOP&amp;volumeId=76&amp;issueId=03&amp;aid=9293116&amp;bodyId=&amp;membershipNumber=&amp;societyETOCSession=">new study in the Journal of Politics</a> finds that political moderates are less likely to run for Congress. The study looked at state legislatures around the country.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:37:05 +0000 WUNC News 39483 at http://wunc.org It's Not Your Imagination: Political Moderates Are On The Decline In NC Clay Aiken Announces His Run For Congress http://wunc.org/post/clay-aiken-announces-his-run-congress <p></p><p>Teacher and former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken announced he'll run as a Democrat for the state's second Congressional district.</p><p></p><p>In a campaign video, he described his humble beginnings, growing up poor in North Carolina. He said he's got leadership experience.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:54:45 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30068 at http://wunc.org Clay Aiken Announces His Run For Congress NC Republican Congressional Delegation Splits On Strategy http://wunc.org/post/nc-republican-congressional-delegation-splits-strategy <p>North Carolina’s congressional delegation has been in the spotlight in recent weeks as Democrats and Republicans in Washington have argued over shutting down the government, the Affordable Care Act, and raising the debt ceiling.&nbsp;</p><p>The idea for the shutdown came from Republican Representative Mark Meadows of the Eleventh District, whose aim was to try to dismantle Obamacare. But not all the Republican members of the North Carolina delegation agreed with the tactic.</p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 11:57:18 +0000 Jessica Jones 24387 at http://wunc.org NC Republican Congressional Delegation Splits On Strategy Congressmen Reflect On Vote To End Shutdown http://wunc.org/post/congressmen-reflect-vote-end-shutdown <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt"><font face="Arial,sans-serif">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></span></p><p><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt"><font face="Arial,sans-serif">Wednesday night, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:32:36 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 24352 at http://wunc.org Congressmen Reflect On Vote To End Shutdown Debt Ceiling Raised And Shutdown Ends http://wunc.org/post/debt-ceiling-raised-and-shutdown-ends <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt"><font face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></font></span></font></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt"><font face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt">.</span></font></span></font></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:53:22 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 24284 at http://wunc.org Debt Ceiling Raised And Shutdown Ends Roundtable Considers Philosophical Implications Of Government Shutdown http://wunc.org/post/roundtable-considers-philosophical-implications-government-shutdown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:18:27 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 23615 at http://wunc.org Roundtable Considers Philosophical Implications Of Government Shutdown