Vote Jane Whilden

In 2010, a Raleigh tea-bag tycoon named Art Pope funded campaigns across the state through direct donations and through several political action committees. Pope targeted even the most moderate state assembly Democrats, as detailed in an October, 2011 New Yorker magazine investigation. As a result, the Statehouse became not just right-wing, but radically right-wing. Radical […]

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Storify: State house candidates face off at CIBO forum

The Buncombe County candidates running for seats in N.C. House districts 115 and 116 faced off at a Sept. 27 forum organized by the Council of Independent Business Owners.  Candidates were asked a range of questions, giving them a chance to show where they stood on issues like Asheville’s water system, jobs, education and more. Roughly 75 people attended the forum. Here’s a look at the event in words, photos and videos as it unfolded, via Storify. (photo by Max Cooper)

Stop it, Moffitt

North Carolina Rep. Tim Moffitt and his study committee recommended to the General Assembly that Asheville city water be taken over by the state; this bill is expected to be voted on soon. See ashevillewater.blogspot.com for updates. Jane Whilden is running against Moffitt for the N.C. House of Representatives, District 116. Please spread the word […]