NORTH CAROLINA | NC-12 | NC-13 | NC-1 | NC-2

NC House Pushes Primary Back to June 7; Senate Approves New Map

The House is set to vote on the new lines Friday.

Kimberly Railey
Add to Briefcase
Kimberly Railey
Feb. 19, 2016, 9:26 a.m.

“The state House voted not to pro­ceed with the con­gres­sion­al primary March 15 and in­stead hold it June 7. … [I]n a ma­jor change, the House pro­pos­al also said no run­off elec­tions would be held in March or June. Cur­rently, if no can­did­ate gets 40 per­cent of the vote, a second primary is held. … In an­oth­er twist, can­did­ates who won a March 15 primary then could file to run for a con­gres­sion­al seat June 7. If they won in both primar­ies, they would have to with­draw from one, with­in a week after the June 7 res­ults were cer­ti­fied. … The House voted 71-32, mostly along party lines, to make the changes. The Sen­ate is ex­pec­ted to ap­prove them Fri­day.”

Earli­er Thursday, the state Sen­ate ap­proved a re­drawn con­gres­sion­al map. The House is ex­pec­ted vote on it Fri­day. (Raleigh News & Ob­serv­er)

Mean­while, the “Su­preme Court re­mained si­lent Fri­day as a dead­line ap­proached for a lower court or­der re­quir­ing North Car­o­lina to re­draw the bound­ar­ies of two Con­gres­sion­al dis­tricts for this year’s elec­tions, in­clud­ing the primary planned for March 15.” (Politico)

DOWN-BAL­LOT EF­FECTS. If the new map is ad­op­ted, some Re­pub­lic­ans spec­u­late that Rep. George Hold­ing (R-13) would run in Rep. Ren­ee Ellmers’s (R-02) dis­trict, set­ting up an in­cum­bent vs. in­cum­bent primary. Ellmers plans to run in the 2nd Dis­trict re­gard­less, her ad­viser said.

The new lines also draw out most of Ellmers’s primary chal­lengers, in­clud­ing former Chath­am County GOP Chair Jim Duncan (R). Duncan’s spokes­man said he’s still plan­ning to run against Ellmers un­til a de­cision is made.

“Mean­while, the new 13th Dis­trict, one GOP op­er­at­ive in the state said, may look ap­peal­ing to state Sen. An­drew Brock (R), whose le­gis­lat­ive dis­trict over­laps with the pro­posed new lines.” (Roll Call)

What We're Following See More »
ONLY TWO TOPICS
Giuliani: Mueller Has Agreed to Narrow Scope of Trump Interview
2 days ago
THE LATEST

"Rudy Giuliani said Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to narrow the scope of a potential interview with President Donald Trump from five topics to two. The former New York City mayor, who is now one of Trump's lawyers in the Russia investigation, told CNN's Chris Cuomo on New Day that Mueller is not considering asking the President about his former personal attorney Michael Cohen, who's under investigation in New York over his business dealings."

Source:
‘TERRIFYING TIME TO BE AN AMERICAN”
Law Enforcement Source: Reports of Cohen’s Suspicious Activity Disappeared
3 days ago
THE LATEST

Michael Cohen's financial records, given to the media last week, were leaked by a law enforcement official who "had grown alarmed after being unable to find two important reports on Cohen’s financial activity in a government database. The official, worried that the information was being withheld from law enforcement, released the remaining documents." He told the New Yorker: "This is a terrifying time to be an American."

Source:
CONTRADICTS HOUSE INTEL
Senate Intel Says Russians Intervened to Help Trump
4 days ago
THE LATEST
CITES SOUTH KOREA-U.S. EXERCISES
North Korea Threatens to Cancel Summit
4 days ago
THE LATEST
U.S. COMPANIES HAD BEEN BANNED FROM SELLING
Trump Trying to Negotiate Way Forward for ZTE
6 days ago
THE DETAILS

"President Donald Trump said he was working with Chinese President Xi Jinping to keep ZTE Corp. in business, throwing an extraordinary lifeline to the Chinese telecommunication giant that has been laid low by U.S. moves to cut off its suppliers. The surprise intervention comes less than a month after ZTE was hit with an order banning U.S. companies from selling components to the Chinese business."

×
×

Welcome to National Journal!

You are currently accessing National Journal from IP access. Please login to access this feature. If you have any questions, please contact your Dedicated Advisor.

Login