The effort to secure compensation for Swain County from the federal government for a road it never completed has been a long and twisted tale, full of contentious political debate among Western North Carolina congressmen both old and new. The issue is now back in the news, as current GOP Rep. Mark Meadows has joined […]
The League of Conservation Voters released its National Environmental Scorecard Feb. 11, giving local congressmen Patrick McHenry and Mark Meadows some of the lowest scores in the country.
In an important Oct. 16 vote, Buncombe County’s Republican congressmen split over whether to reopen the government and avoid defaulting on the nation’s debt.
Facing a fluid and complex foreign policy situation, Western North Carolina’s congressional representatives stand opposed to approving military action against Syria, as urged by President Barack Obama.
Freshman Rep. Mark Meadows met with a group of local business leaders April 30 and shared some scalding thoughts on what he’s encountered during his first few months in Congress.
This post features responses to the Xpress questionnaire from candidates vying to represent the 11th Congressional District, which includes most of Western North Carolina and sections of western and northern Buncombe County. Republican Mark Meadows (pictured left) is competing with Democrat Hayden Rogers for the seat in the U.S. Congress.
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.
This post features live video of the Republican National Convention as well as dispatches from the event by Buncombe County delegates. UPDATE: This post contains the complete video and transcript of Republican Congressional Candidate Mark Meadows’ speech.
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 some of this week’s local political news: Congressional candidates get swept in to national debate over entitlements; Asheville City Council puts water system referendum on ballot; local tea party group garners national attention and more.
A roundup of recent news in local politics: Tim Moffitt had a big week; Patrick McHenry is out-fundraising Keever; and much more.
It was another busy week in local politics: Mark Meadows won the 11th District GOP runoff election, gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory and Jeb Bush stumped in Asheville, and much more.
Mark Meadows routed Vance Patterson in the 11th Congressional District Republican runoff election.
The North Carolina second primary election is today, July 17, giving Buncombe County residents a chance to cast their ballots for several races, including the hotly contested 11th District GOP runoff between Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson.
Democrat Hayden Rogers has a huge financial advantage in the 11th District Congressional race as Republicans Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson go into tomorrow’s July 17 runoff election to determine who will face him in the fall.
It was a busy week on the campaign trail, with 11th District Republican candidates Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson locking horns ahead of their July 17 runoff contest and 10th District Democrat Patsy Keever on the defensive over her statements on President Barack Obama.
Ahead of the July 17 GOP runoff election to determine who will face Democrat Hayden Rogers in the fall contest for the 11th Congressional District seat, candidates Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson debated in Asheville.
Republicans Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson are taking part in a July 9 radio debate hosted by Matt Mittan on WZGM radio, broadcasting on 1350 am from downtown Asheville.
11th Congressional District Republican candidate Mark Meadows answers the Xpress questionnaire ahead of his July 17 runoff contest against Vance Patterson.