NC Democrats

Politics & Government
8:33 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

This Is The One Race In The NC General Assembly That Will Go To A Re-Count

Republican John Alexander, left, and Democrat Tom Bradshaw have worked on community projects in Raleigh since the 1970s
Credit Alexander for NC Senate, Tom Bradshaw for NC Senate

Former Raleigh Mayor Tom Bradshaw requested a recount on Monday afternoon in his race for the North Carolina Senate against Republican John Alexander, with 701 votes separating them in the closest General Assembly contest this year.

Alexander led Bradshaw by .86 percent in a race with a turn-out of about 82,000 voters, according to certified Wake County Board of Elections results.

Read more
The State of Things
12:22 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

New Leadership And Internal Struggles At The North Carolina Democratic Party

North Carolina Democratic Party Logo
Credit NCDP / NCDP

After losing control of the legislature and the governor’s mansion, the North Carolina Democratic Party is looking to regroup. This week, interim executive director Casey Mann was selected for the permanent role. Mann takes the helm as the party struggles with internal division about its direction. 
Read more
Politics & Government
10:27 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Plagued By Money Drama, NC Democrats Try A New Fundraising Tool

North Carolina Democratic Party leaders are raising money to maintain the party headquarters at the historic Goodwin House on Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh.
Credit North Carolina Democratic Party

The new executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party is looking to revamp how the party raises money -- as it faces more than a year of leadership turnover, fundraising troubles and distancing from the re-election campaign of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

Read more
Politics & Government
5:40 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Democratic Minority Leader And State Senator Martin Nesbitt: A Remembrance

Credit NCGA

Democratic state Senator Martin Nesbitt has died. He passed away only two days after he stepped down as Senate minority leader, citing an illness. The public didn't know that the veteran lawmaker from Buncombe County had been diagnosed the previous week with stomach cancer.

Senator Nesbitt was a true public servant who was deeply respected by both Democrats and Republicans.
As Senate Minority Leader, Martin Nesbitt could always be counted on for a colorful quote, whether it was about the recent shrinking of the state’s Rural Economic Development Center:

Read more