Weddington leader endorses Tarte in 41st Senate race

Jeff Tarte added another endorsement Thursday in the south part of the new 41st Senate District. Weddington Mayor Pro-tem and former 9th Congressional District candidate Dan Barry threw his support behind Mr. Tarte, who is the mayor of Cornelius. Continue Reading

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State troopers back McCrory for governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory has picked up an endorsement from the North Carolina Troopers Association. In a statement, President Ron Crawford said: “Pat McCrory’s experience as the youngest and longest-serving Mayor of Charlotte and his hands on involvement with law enforcement issues makes him the right candidate to lead our state as chief executive. Governor is a tough job. And it requires a tough leader with experience to do it well.”

See more on the McCrory campaign website.

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Aneralla supports senate Republicans’ proposed budget

John Aneralla

In a statement released Wednesday, N.C. district 41 senate candidate John Aneralla said he supports the budget proposed by senate Republicans, calling it “a responsible effort in addressing North Carolina’s key priorities.”

Mr. Aneralla, a Huntersville business owner and former chairman of the Mecklenburg County Republican Party, is running against Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte, also a Republican, for the state senate seat representing Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and parts of southeast Charlotte. After a close finish in the May 8 primary race, the men face each other in a runoff vote July 17. Continue Reading

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In the news: 9th district race is a battle of the ads

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Pendergraph and former N.C. Sen. Robert Pittenger are headed for a runoff election July 17 for the Republican nomination in the 9th Congressional District. They’re waging battle on the airwaves, The Charlotte Observer reports. In new radio ads, Mr. Pittenger calls Mr. Pendergraph a “human chameleon” for his political views. Mr. Pendergraph accuses Mr. Pittenger of a smear campaign.

The two men are vying for a chance to face Democrat and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jennifer Roberts in the November election. Ms. Roberts kicked off her campaign last week in Charlotte. Continue Reading

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NASCAR’s Wallace, Evernham endorse Tarte for senate

Jeff Tarte

Jeff Tarte, Mayor of Cornelius and candidate for the N.C. District 41 senate seat, announced today he has received endorsements from NASCAR’s Rusty Wallace and Ray Evernham, who donated to his campaign the maximum legal amount, according to a campaign press release. To date, Mayor Tarte has received endorsements from more than 125 community leaders, business owners, and other individuals. Continue Reading

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