Howard Coble

Politics & Government
5:33 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Matheny Enters Race To Replace Coble

Zack Matheny announced his candidacy for Congress Monday. His Two of his children were on hand at the announcement where Matheny emphasized aviation, hard work and common sense.
Credit Jeff Tiberii

    

Greensboro City Councilman Zack Matheny declared his candidacy for congress Monday. He made his announcement in front of a private jet inside of an airplane hangar. He’s known as a moderate republican who will vie for the 6th congressional seat being vacated by the retiring Howard Coble.  He touted job creation, corporate recruitment and his hopes to follow Coble’s reputation for strong constituent services. Matheny was recently re-elected to his 4th term on the City Council and he’s well known in parts of the 6th district.

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Politics & Government
10:02 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Potential Successors To Congressman Coble Step Forward

Rep. Howard Coble (R) is retiring next year. The race to replace him is already underway.
Credit Jeff Tiberii

 Audio FileJeff Tiberii's report on candidates who want to succeed Congressman Howard Coble.Edit | Remove

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Politics & Government
7:57 am
Sat October 19, 2013

NC Republican Congressional Delegation Splits On Strategy

Credit Lawrence Jackson, whitehouse.gov.

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. 

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.

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Politics & Government
4:30 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Where North Carolina’s Congressional Members Stand On Syria

North Carolina's delegates in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have released statements about Syria.
Credit Lawrence Jackson, whitehouse.gov.

Several of North Carolina’s members of Congress have issued statements about  U.S. involvement in Syria. The statements follow a chemical weapons attack which the U.S. says was carried out by the Assad regime in Damascus on August 21. More than 1,400 people were reported killed in the attack.

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.

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The State of Things
11:53 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Jim Holshouser & North Carolina's Changing Politics

Credit NC General Assembly

Congressman Howard Coble shares his memories of Jim Holshouser and the weekly news round table discuss how NC politics are changing

Former North Carolina Governor Jim Holshouser was laid to rest today. He died this week at age 78 in a state very different from the one he governed 4 decades ago.

His Republican Party has changed a lot too.  Congressman Howard Coble served in Holshouser's cabinet.  "I think he was concerned in enlarging our tent," Coble told host Frank Stasio on The State of Things. "We have some folks in our party who would like to build a barrier around the tent and permit only those who agree identically with every issue, and that's not practical."

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Politics & Government
7:00 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Former Governor Jim Holshouser Dies At 78

Former North Carolina Gov. Jim Holshouser
Credit The family of Jim Holshouser

One of North Carolina’s few Republican governors of the twentieth century, Jim Holshouser, died yesterday after suffering from a long illness.

He was known for a wide range of progressive accomplishments, from establishing statewide enrollment for kindergarteners to setting up health clinics in under-served rural areas.

The former governor was known as a centrist who worked well with both Democrats and Republicans.

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Politics & Government
12:41 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Coble, Price Weigh In On Budget Negotiations

North Carolina's members of the House are back in Washington this week as Speaker John Boehner and President Obama try to work out a budget deal before the end of the year. The two leaders are trying to come to an agreement before automatic tax hikes and spending cuts go into effect in January. Republican Representative Howard Coble of Greensboro says Washington should consider cuts or reform for certain entitlement programs.

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Politics & Government
7:22 am
Sat January 28, 2012

Coble Seeking Re-Election

Congressman Howard Coble is running for a record 15th term in office
Jeff Tiberii

Republican Howard Coble is running for re-election to the US House.

Jeff Tiberii: The senior member of North Carolina’s congressional delegation was first elected in 1984. A victory this year would give Coble a 15th term in office. The 80-year-old was asked yesterday if this would be his final re-election campaign.

Howard Coble: I wouldn’t say with finality one way or the other, but give me a little weaseling room if you will. Of course elected officials never ask for weaseling room, do they.

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Politics & Government
6:50 am
Thu December 29, 2011

Coble Uncertain About Running Again

Howard Coble, R-Greensboro
Credit US House of Representatives

Congressman Howard Coble says he’s ready to get back to work after spending the last two weeks in the hospital.

Congressman Coble is planning to report to work in Washington by mid-January.  But that’s all he’s sure of right now.   The 80-year-old Republican is still contemplating re-election.

Leoneda Inge:  "Are you still planning to run for re-election?"

Howard Coble:  "Well, I’m leaning that way now.  I want to see how the final re-drawn map looks, that’s in litigation right now. And I want to see how I recover from the hospital, so far, so good."

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