WASHINGTON, DC (WECT) – An online report says Republicans in the US House of Representatives, the National Republican Congressional Committee, plans to spend more than $800,000 to target Congressman Mike McIntyre in his bid for re-election.
Roll Call reports the NRCC's independent expenditure arm has reserved more than $18 million in television advertising time after Labor Day to spread across 27 Congressional district elections. According to an online report, "the reservation is split between Democratic- and Republican-held seats — an early signal that the committee plans to go on the offensive and is not content to simply defend the GOP's 25-seat majority."
Among those targeted district races, the NRCC confirms its' IE has reserved $293,000 in the Wilmington market, and $564,000 in the Raleigh market, to run television ads against Rep. McIntyre. The incumbent Democrat is running for re-election against state Sen. David Rouzer, R-Johnston, who won the Republican primary election.
According to Roll Call, the move marks the NRCC's first foray into the fall advertisement air war. Committees can, and often do, pull out of media markets and enter new ones as races change.
Thursday, March 6 2014 9:01 PM EST2014-03-07 02:01:28 GMT
SWANNANOA, N.C. (AP/WECT) - State Sen. Martin Nesbitt, who this week stepped down as minority leader because of illness, has died. He was 67. Senate Democratic Caucus Director Ford Porter said NesbittMore >>
Just days after stepping down as the Senate Minority Leader in the General Assembly, state Sen. Martin Nesbitt (D-Buncombe) passed away from stomach cancer.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:03 AM EST2014-03-05 13:03:49 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina state Sen. Martin Nesbitt has stepped down as the Senate's minority leader because of a recent medical diagnosis. Sen. Dan Blue is taking his place. The Senate DemocraticMore >>
State Sen. Martin Nesbitt (D-Buncombe) has stepped down from his position of Minority Leader because of a health issue. Sen. Dan Blue (D-Wake) will be filling the role.More >>
Sunday, March 2 2014 10:02 AM EST2014-03-02 15:02:31 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A flurry of final-day filings on Friday added candidates to races for seats in Washington DC, Raleigh and southeastern North Carolina. New Hanover County Commissioner JonathanMore >>
Several last-minute filings set up primary challenges for candidates seeking office in Raleigh and Washington, DC. Nearly all Sheriffs in southeastern North Carolina will also have primary challenges in 2014.More >>
Friday, February 28 2014 12:00 AM EST2014-02-28 05:00:12 GMT
FLORENCE, SC (WECT) – Will Breazeale, the 2008 Republican nominee for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District seat, has decided not to run for the same office in 2014. In a news release sent out lateMore >>
Will Breazeale, who won the GOP nomination in the 7th Congressional District in 2008, has decided not to make another run for the office in 2014.More >>
Thursday, February 27 2014 8:05 AM EST2014-02-27 13:05:29 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - State House Speaker Thom Tillis embraced the Republican agenda he helped push through North Carolina state government as he filed officially for the U.S. Senate. It's the same agendaMore >>
House Speaker became the latest Republican candidate to file paperwork and run for a seat in the United States Senate. Two Libertarian candidates also signed up, bringing the total number of candidates to nearly a dozen.More >>
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