Archive | Election 2012

Candidates face voters Thu. at Davidson forum; Pittenger opts out

election 2012 bugTwo of the three candidates for the 9th Congressional District seat – Jennifer Roberts and Curtis Campbell – will answer voters’ questions during an election forum Thursday night, Oct. 11, at Davidson College. Former Republican state Sen. Robert Pittenger has opted out, saying he plans to campaign elsewhere in the district that night. The forum also includes candidates for Mecklenburg County Commission at-large and District 1. Read the full story

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GOP women host Pig Pickin’ & Rally Tue. at Northstone

HUNTERSVILLE – North Mecklenburg Republican Women invite the public to the 4th annual Pig Pickin’ and Politickin’ GOP Rally and BBQ Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at NorthStone Club, 15801 NorthStone Drive, Huntersville. Read the full story

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Forums to quiz candidates for 9th District, County Commission

Congressional candidates Roberts and Campbell

Congressional candidates Roberts (left) and Campbell

Area voters will be able to question candidates twice over the next two weeks when the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce hosts candidate forums in Davidson and Huntersville. The first this Thursday, Oct. 4, at CPCC’s Huntersville campus features candidates for N.C. House District 92 and Mecklenburg County Commission District 1. Then on Thursday, Oct. 11, two of the three candidates for U.S. Congress District 9 will face questions, followed by candidates for the at-large and District 1 county commission seats.

The 9th District forum will be short one candidate. Democrat Jennifer Roberts and Libertarian Curtis Campbell will be there. But former state Sen. Robert Pittenger will be campaigning that day and doesn’t plan to attend the Davidson forum, according to his staff. Read the full story

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Mt. Zion course examines how politics and religion mix

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will begin a four-week study next Wednesday, Oct. 3, on “Mixing Politics and Religion: How Christian Values Affect Election Decisions.” Read the full story

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Video: Sam Spencer on youth role at DNC2012

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Sam Spencer

The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Sept. 3-6 will attract a diverse army of delegates from around the country, including a higher-than-usual number of young people. Among them is 27-year-old Sam Spencer of Davidson, who also is president of the Young Democrats of North Carolina.

North Carolina will send 158 delegates to the convention, people elected by fellow Democrats to represent their districts as the party nominates Barack Obama to run for a second term. About one-fifth the delegates, 32, are young people, a group he says will pay an important role in the presidential election this year. Read the full story

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