This post features responses to the Xpress questionnaire from candidates vying to represent N.C. Statehouse District 116, which includes most of western Buncombe County from Arden to Enka and Leicester. Democrat Jane Whilden is challenging incumbent Republican Rep. Tim Moffitt.
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 […]
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)
On the evening of Sept. 19, Rep. Tim Moffitt’s Twitter account sent out a strange and offensive message; Moffitt says his account was hacked. He has reported the alleged hacking to the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department.
Not surprisingly, jobs and the economy were premiere topics at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s candidate forum on Thursday. But in no time at all, education and local government control — the Asheville water system being the prime example — also bobbed to the top.
Sometimes the money behind the political marketing says as much about a given race as the ads themselves, offering insights into candidates’ views — not to mention their chances of winning.
A roundup of some of this week’s local political news: The 11th District candidates held their first debate, several General Assembly candidates touted endorsements, and much more.
A round up of some of this week’s local political news: Meadows spoke in Tampa and the national conventions loomed large; Asheville stuck with its water referendum; a poll showed Ramsey’s ahead; and more.
A round up of some of this week’s local political news: McHenry and Keever battle over Medicare but agree on beer. Meadows heads to Tampa but Rogers slams him over education policy. The battle continues over N.C. House District 116. And the Buncombe County commission race gets personal over personnel.
A roundup of recent news in local politics: Tim Moffitt had a big week; Patrick McHenry is out-fundraising Keever; and much more.
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 […]
Kicking off what’s likely to be one of the most contentious local campaigns this year, former Democratic Rep. Jane Whilden announced Feb. 13 that she will challenge incumbent Republican Tim Moffitt to try to take back the N.C. House seat she lost to him in 2010.