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#ncga: Could Steinburg’s NC House seat flip to D?

The fundraising numbers in HD-1 are so competitive that it might just be possible. Former Chowan County commissioner (and 2012 GOP nominee for secretary of state) Ed Goodwin is seeking to replace Bob Steinburg (R), who is giving up his seat to run for the…

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#ncga: A familiar face from 2012?

Republican Ed Goodwin gave Elaine Marshall a spirited challenge in the 2012 Secretary of State race. Now, it appears Goodwin is eyeing a different route to Raleigh: Eddy Goodwin, a former state ferry director and former Chowan commissioner, says he plans to run for state…

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Pants on Fire: The N&O keeps the hits (against GOP candidates) coming

South Carolina congressman Joe Wilson wants to have a word with N&O staff writer Austin Baird.  It’s pretty typical for the media to wait until the weeks before a big election before doing profiles on the candidates.  The Raleigh News & Observer newsroom takes it…

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TWO MILLION Ponzi scheme victims want to know: Where was Elaine?

Media reports indicate that a Lexington, NC -based corporation may have defrauded as many as TWO MILLION PEOPLE with an alleged Ponzi scheme.  The NC Secretary of State’s office regulates and oversees corporations doing business in the state.  That office ALSO is charged with investigating…

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Walter Dalton loans ‘Gunga Din’ to Elaine Marshall

  In marking their recent anniversary, the folks at The Ol’ Reliable kept talking about how they long ago shirked their role as chief shill and water-carrier for the NC Democrat Party. Well, after reading their election coverage this year, I’d like to offer a hearty …

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NC Secretary of State debate: Goodwin lays the smack down, Marshall dodges and lies about her record

        The two candidates on the November ballot for North Carolina Secretary of State faced off in a spirited debate in Raleigh Thursday evening.  Incumbent Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is arguably facing her toughest challenger yet — Republican and former federal…

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Secretary of State debate on Thursday

Anything hosted IN THE TRIANGLE at a UNITARIAN CHURCH by THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS and THE NC CENTER FOR VOTER EDUCATION looks like sure trouble for a Republican candidate. But  GOP Secretary of State nominee Ed Goodwin — a former federal law enforcement officer…

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N&O mocks GOP secretary of state candidates, but is silent on Elaine’s ‘Occupy’ fetish

        Under The Dome has an item today mocking GOP Secretary of State candidates Ed Goodwin and Kenn Gardner’s  invocation of George Soros’s name in a recent campaign forum: The Republicans vying for the secretary of state’s office is sounding the alarm…

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Endorsements Time!

    Two Council of State races with runoffs on July 17 have had some movement in the endorsement area. Mike Causey and Richard Morgan are facing off in the GOP runoff for state insurance commissioner.  Causey tells us that James McCall, the third place…

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Meet Ed Goodwin, candidate for NC Secretary of State

Most people, when they hear the words ‘secretary of state’, they think of foreign policy and Hillary Clinton. The position of North Carolina Secretary of State plays a significant role within North Carolina’s economy.  The office administers state business licensing, certifies election results, and investigates…