US House of Representatives http://wunc.org en Six Democrats Seeking Nomination To Replace Watt In Gerrymandered 12th District http://wunc.org/post/six-democrats-seeking-nomination-replace-watt-gerrymandered-12th-district <p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:44:10 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 34232 at http://wunc.org Six Democrats Seeking Nomination To Replace Watt In Gerrymandered 12th District Meet The Candidates: North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District http://wunc.org/post/meet-candidates-north-carolina-s-2nd-congressional-district <p><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">As the primary election draws near, Host Frank Stasio leads a series of conversations with candidates running to unseat <a href="https://www.reneeforcongress.com/">Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers</a> </font><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">in North Carolina's 2nd District</font><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">.</font> Ellmers declined to come on the program.</p><p></p><p><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">C</font><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">onservative radio talk show host <a href="http://frankrocheforcongress.com/">Frank Roche</a> is challenging Ellmers in the Republican primary. Roche opposes Ellmers' views on immigration, which include a legal path to citizenship. He also hopes to buckle down on federal debt by repealing the Affordable Care Act and limiting other entitlement programs.&nbsp;</font></p><p></p><p><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">And on the other side of the aisle, candidates&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.clayaiken.com/" style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Clay Aiken</a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.criscoforcongress.com/" style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Keith Crisco</a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.tonimorris4congress.com/" style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Toni Morris</a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Tahoma,sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;compete in the Democratic primary. </span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Tahoma,sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Aiken is best known for his appearance on American Idol and subsequent singing career, but he is also an advocate for special needs children. Frustrated with political gridlock, Aiken pledges to use his status as an independent outsider to encourage legislators to reach across party lines.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><font face="Tahoma, sans-serif" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px;">Democrat Keith Crisco</span></font><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;is a retired businessman who spent most of his career as the president and chairman of Asheboro Elastics Corporation. He also served as North Carolina's commerce secretary for four years under Governor Bev Perdue. He hopes to focus attention on addressing issues of unemployment and the state of the North Carolina economy.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp; </span></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp; </span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:55:00 +0000 Meghan Modafferi, Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 33438 at http://wunc.org Meet The Candidates: North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District U.S. Representative Howard Coble Will Not Seek Re-election http://wunc.org/post/us-representative-howard-coble-will-not-seek-re-election <p>North Carolina’s longest serving Republican in the House of Representatives says he will not run for re-election.</p><p>Congressman Howard Coble of the sixth district first won his seat in 1984, and has been re-elected ever since then. Coble says he is mentally sharp, but some problems have made him change his mind about running again.<br /><br />&nbsp;Coble held a news conference at Guilford County’s Republican headquarters yesterday, recorded by WXII-TV. The 82-year-old said his back and skin cancer issues have begun to catch up with him.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 25458 at http://wunc.org U.S. Representative Howard Coble Will Not Seek Re-election 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 Where North Carolina’s Congressional Members Stand On Syria http://wunc.org/post/where-north-carolina-s-congressional-members-stand-syria <p>Several of North Carolina’s members of Congress have issued statements about&nbsp; U.S. involvement in Syria. The statements follow <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/30/217232508/read-u-s-intelligence-assessment-on-syria">a chemical weapons attack which the U.S. says was carried out by the Assad regime in Damascus on August 21</a>. More than 1,400 people were reported killed in the attack.</p><p>Senators Richard Burr and Kay Hagan, as well as several Representatives have made the following statements. We'll update this post with additional statements as they come in.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:30:36 +0000 Laura Candler 21871 at http://wunc.org Where North Carolina’s Congressional Members Stand On Syria