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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

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

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

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

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

N.C. Senate primary features rare diversity

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Voters looking for diversity in a county bereft of diversity in its politics need look no further than the Democratic primary for state Senate.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 NC Senate 48

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Edwards to chair economic development committee

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards has been appointed co-chair of the Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee and appointed to six other committees.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | 2020 NC Senate 48

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Now two Caskeys are on the ballot in 2020

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A Caskey has been on the ballot for two November elections in row, with Brian Caskey winning a seat on the Mills River Town Board in 2017 and his wife, Stacey Caskey, finishing fourth in the contest for three seats on the Henderson County School Board in 2018.   Read Story »

Tags: Brian Caskey | Stacey Caskey | 2020 NC Senate 48 | 2020 School Board election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Democratic primary for state Senate draws third candidate

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Henderson County native Cristal Figueroa filed to run for the state Senate District 48 on Monday, assuring a three-way Democratic primary with four days remaining until qualifying closes.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | 2020 NC Senate 48 | Cristal Figueroa

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

N.C. Chamber honors Edwards, Johnson as 'Jobs Champions'

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The North Carolina Chamber of Commerce recognized state Sen. Chuck Edwards and Rep. Jake Johnson as 2019 “Jobs Champions” in its annual How They Voted report.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | 2020 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC House 113 | Jake Johnson

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

'We need new leadership,' Caskey says as he files to challenge Edwards

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Vowing to stand up for the working poor, Democrat Brian Caskey officially filed to run for the North Carolina Senate seat held by Chuck Edwards.   Read Story »

Tags: Brian Caskey | 2020 NC Senate 48

Asheville Four Seasons Politics

Judges brand Senate District 48 an 'extreme gerrymander' that must be redrawn

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards said he remains confident in his re-election campaign despite the fact that his is one of the Senate districts that a court branded an "extreme partisan gerrymander" that must be redrawn.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | redistricting | 2020 NC Senate 48 | gerrymandering

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Edwards kicks off campaign for third term in Senate

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards announced he would seek re-election for a third term in State Senate District 48 during a campaign kickoff event Tuesday night at Dry Falls Brewing co.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | 2020 NC Senate 48

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Candidates file campaign finance reports

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Jake Johnson, the recently appointed state representative, filed a campaign finance report showing he has a head start on his 2020 election campaign.   Read Story »

Tags: campaign finance | 2020 elections | 2020 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC House 113

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

A second Democrat announces candidacy for state Senate

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Patsy Keever, a retired schoolteacher, former Buncombe County Commissioner and one-term state House member, announced on Thursday that she is running for the 48th N.C. Senate District, setting up a primary next March for the Democratic nomination.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | 2020 NC Senate 48

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Mills River councilman announces state Senate campaign

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Mills River Councilman Brian Caskey announced on Monday that he is running for North Carolina’s 48th Senate District, challenging Republican Chuck Edwards.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | 2020 elections | Brian Caskey | 2018 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC Senate 48