Political scientists and women who have run for office in Buncombe County suggest that obstacles for women to get elected to local office here are much lower now than they once were — even though the proportion of female elected officials is still a good bit less than their share of the county’s population.
In an election year that has many people looking for more choices, come November three presidential candidates will be on North Carolina’s ballot. Xpress looks at what it takes to gain ballot access in the Tar Heel State.
Longtime local political activist Patsy Keever wants to lead the N.C. Democratic Party going into the important 2016 election cycle. The former Buncombe County commissioner and N.C. House representative announced Nov. 12 that she is running for chair of the state Democratic Party. She currently serves in the party’s No. 2 leadership position as 1st vice […]
Kathy Sinclair was elected Sept. 14 to chair the Buncombe County Democratic Party.
Longtime local leader Patsy Keever is stepping down from her post as the chair of the Buncombe County Democrats in favor of joining the state party’s leadership team.
In the wake of big losses at the polls last fall, Patsy Keever is taking the reins of the Buncombe County Democratic Party.
This post features responses to the Xpress questionnaire from candidates vying to represent the 10th Congressional District, which includes most of Asheville. Democrat Patsy Keever is challenging Republican incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry.
A look at the 10th District congressional race between Republican incumbent Patrick McHenry and Democratic challenger Patsy Keever.
As a voter, I am terribly dismayed by the huge amount of money coming from corporate interests to many campaigns across the country. Super PACs and corporate money are damaging our democracy and making it very difficult for voters to know truth from lies. We should not continue to allow this kind of money to […]
It’s a sobering thought: If I live long enough to need nursing-home care, I will probably need Medicaid. I hope not, of course. I have been fortunate to have worked all my life and to earn enough to save for retirement. I have never needed any public assistance except for a FEMA loan for flood […]
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: 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.
The Republican congressman, who is running for re-election in November against Democrat Patsy Keever, visited Asheville on August 23 and toured Highland Brewing Company, Green Man, and Asheville Brewing Company on Coxe Avenue in support of the US Small Brew Act.
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.
In an Aug. 14 event billed as her general election kickoff, Democrat Patsy Keever sought to portray her Republican opponent, incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry, as an extremist, highlighting their differing views on Social Security and Medicare.
A roundup of recent news in local politics: Tim Moffitt had a big week; Patrick McHenry is out-fundraising Keever; and much more.
In this year’s race for the 10th Congressional District seat, incumbent Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry has gained an enormous financial advantage over Democratic challenger Patsy Keever.
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.
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.
Talk radio host Matt Mittan is interviewing Democratic Statehouse Rep. and 10th District Congressional candidate Patsy Keever July 13 between 4 and 5 p.m.