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LIGHTNING VOTER GUIDE: N.C. House District 117

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Republican Tim Moffitt and Democrat Josh Remillard are running for the state House seat made vacant when five-term incumbent Chuck McGrady resigned on Oct. 5.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 NC House 117

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The Lightning Voter Guide is on the street

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The Lightning's 2020 general election guide is on the street!   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | 2020 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC House 113 | 2020 NC House 117 | 2020 Board of Commissioners election | 2020 School Board election

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GOP taps Moffitt to finish McGrady's term

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Republican leaders in Henderson County named Tim Moffitt to replace Rep. Chuck McGrady in the state House on Thursday night, giving the former legislator from Asheville the power of incumbency just four weeks before the Nov. 3 election.   Read Story »

Tags: Tim Moffitt | 2020 NC House 117

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McGrady resigns; GOP expected to name Moffitt to his seat

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady made it official on Thursday when he resigned from the state House after five terms in order to assume his new role as a member of the state Board of Transportation.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | Tim Moffitt | 2020 NC House 117

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County GOP expected to name appointee to fill McGrady's seat

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For the third time in the past 14 months, the Henderson County Republican Party will get the opportunity to nominate a candidate for a vacant seat in elective office — and to hand the appointee the imprimatur of incumbency.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | Tim Moffitt | 2020 NC House 117

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Democrats collect cash in battle to flip state House seats

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Democratic state House candidates outraised their Republican opponents during the spring as they attempt to flip area seats in the Legislature, second quarter campaign finance reports showed.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC House 113 | 2020 NC House 117

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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The Lightning has the scoop on the campaign finance reports from the candidates for the state Legislature and 11th Congressional District, coverage of the visit by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, a feature on the Crate wine shop's recovery from a devastating water leak and much more.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC House 113 | 2020 NC House 117 | 2020 11th Congressional District

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LEGISLATIVE RACES: Caskey wins Democratic nomination for Senate; Moffitt cruises

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Brian Caskey won the Democratic nomination for the 48th Senate District on Tuesday, setting up a Nov. 3 challenge against incumbent Sen. Chuck Edwards, a Republican who had no primary opposition.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC House 117

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Edwards endorses Moffitt for state House seat

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Recalling that he gave him his first job when he managed a McDonald's in Hendersonville, state Sen. Chuck Edwards on Monday endorsed Tim Moffitt for a state House seat over Dennis Justice.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | Tim Moffitt | 2020 NC House 117

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VoteVets endorses Remillard for state House

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VoteVets, a national organization that promotes military veterans running for office and advocates for veterans’ issues, announced its endorsement of Josh Remillard for the N.C. House District 117 seat.   Read Story »

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Democrat withdraws from House 117 primary

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Danae Aicher, a Democratic candidate for the 117th state House seat, has withdrawn from the primary election, leaving Josh Remillard a clear path to the nomination.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 NC House 117 | Josh Remillard

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McGrady declines Justice's offer in exchange for dropping out

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady says he accept an offer from candidate Dennis Justice to help repeal invalid amendments to the state constitution.   Read Story »

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Dennis Justice seeks House Dct. 117 seat

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Dennis Justice has run for the Henderson County School Board, Board of Commissioners and state Senate. Now he’s running for an open state House.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | 2020 NC House 117

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Army veteran files for state House seat

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Joshua Michael “Josh” Remillard can think of a major difference between the military and politics.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 NC House 117 | Josh Remillard

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Filing opens for county, state offices

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Michael Absher filled out forms to run for the Henderson County School Board on Monday and declared that if he wins a second term it will be his last.   Read Story »

Tags: Michael Absher | 2020 elections | 2020 NC House 113 | 2020 NC House 117 | 2020 Board of Commissioners election

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Moffitt announces campaign for open state House seat

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Republican Tim Moffitt, a former two-term state representative, announced Monday that he would run for the North Carolina House District 117 that will become open with the retirement of Rep. Chuck McGrady. District 117 covers the northern half of Henderson County, including Hendersonville, Laurel Park, Mills River and Fletcher.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Legislature | 2020 NC House 117