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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Here's Rep. McGrady's 2,113-word explanation of the veto override episode

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While admitting to feeling "very conflicted" about the House's successful override of Gov. Roy Cooper's budget veto on Wednesday, state Rep. Chuck McGrady lays out a 2,000-word account of what happened and concludes that no House rules were broken.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | Gov. Roy Cooper | 2020 elections | 2020 gubernatorial election | partisanship

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Redistricting ruling may change lines in Henderson, Transylvania counties

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RALEIGH — A three-judge N.C. Superior Court panel has tossed out North Carolina’s election maps for state House and Senate districts. The court has ordered state lawmakers to draw new maps in two weeks.   Read Story »

Tags: redistricting | 2020 elections | 2020 legislative elections | gerrymandering

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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

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Candidate for House District 113 to speak

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Jake Johnson, the only announced Republican candidate for State House District 113 seat, will be the guest speaker at the Henderson County Republican Men’s Club breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Dixie Diner in Laurel Park.   Read Story »

Tags: Polk County | 2020 elections | 2020 NC House 113 | Jake Johnson

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FOUR SEASONS POLITICS: Johnson fundraiser, Elections Board chair, guns for teachers

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Tags: teachers | 2020 elections | 2020 NC House 113 | Jake Johnson

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Polk County commissioner announces run for state House

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Jake Johnson, the 24- year-old chairman of the Polk County Board of Commissioners, on Wednesday became the first Republican to formally announce his candidacy for the state House District 113 seat next year.    Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | Cody Henson | 2020 NC House 113 | Jake Johnson

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In what could be his last battle, McGrady tackles redistricting, liquor laws

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RALEIGH — Glancing over a House calendar, Chuck McGrady pronounced the taking of the annual members’ photo — “it’s always like herding cats” —the most challenging part of the afternoon floor session.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | NC Legislature | redistricting | 2020 elections | liquor laws | Tim Moffitt

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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

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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

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Blue wave more like a ripple, GOP is told

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Republican leaders in Washington sweat about a blue tide in November. Talking heads on (non-Fox) cable TV news predict Democrats will take control of Congress. Court rulings threaten legislative maps gerrymandered to ensure a supermajority of safe seats for the Republican Party. The leader of the party is a polarizing figure who infuriates opponents and bewilders allies with a steady stream of White House tweets.   Read Story »

Tags: Donald Trump | 2018 election | 2020 elections | 2020 presidential election

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County GOP to celebrate new headquarters

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Tags: Henderson County Republican Party | 2020 elections | Merry Guy