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Ashvegas Political Hit List Extra: 2014 primary election takes down two Buncombe incumbents

Ashvegas Political Hit List Extra: 2014 primary election takes down two Buncombe incumbents

Buncombe District Attorney Ron Moore loses to Todd Williams in a Democratic race, and County Commissioner Todd Williams loses to challenger Miranda DeBruhl.

Ashvegas Political Hit List: The countdown to primary election day edition

Ashvegas Political Hit List: The countdown to primary election day edition

Republican candidates seeking to challenge U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan are duking it out, while Democrats battle to challenge U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows.

by May 2, 2014 3 comments Asheville politics
Ashvegas Political Hit List: Van Duyn preps for Raleigh, race for DA heats up, McCrory touts tax reform

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Van Duyn preps for Raleigh, race for DA heats up, McCrory touts tax reform

Also, countdown to the end of the Republican Party primary fracas for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Moffitt named Mr. Effective, McCrory at Moogfest, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Moffitt named Mr. Effective, McCrory at Moogfest, more

Also, there’s a Buncombe County district attorney debate today, U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan visited Asheville recently, and more.

Buncombe DA candidates Moore and Williams set to debate Friday

Buncombe DA candidates Moore and Williams set to debate Friday

The 28th Judicial District Bar is sponsoring the debate.

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Countdown to GOP primary, McCrory calls for cuts, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Countdown to GOP primary, McCrory calls for cuts, more

Also, a look back at the 2012 redistricting in North Carolina.

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Asheville politics
Ashvegas Political Hit List Extra: Van Duyn chosen to succeed N.C. Sen. Martin Nesbitt

Ashvegas Political Hit List Extra: Van Duyn chosen to succeed N.C. Sen. Martin Nesbitt

Terry Van Duyn emerged victorious after three rounds of voting by a group of about 150 Buncombe County Democrats who picked her to replace the late N.C. Sen. Martin Nesbitt.

UPDATED News & Observer: N.C. Rep. Moffitt asks N.C. Board of Elections to dismiss Turner complaint

UPDATED News & Observer: N.C. Rep. Moffitt asks N.C. Board of Elections to dismiss Turner complaint

Moffitt denies his election challenger’s allegations that he offered to help Turner get a job at UNC-TV if he dropped out of the race.

Ashvegas Political Hit List Extra: Gunter and Van Duyn lead in race for former N.C. Sen. Nesbitt’s seat

Ashvegas Political Hit List Extra: Gunter and Van Duyn lead in race for former N.C. Sen. Nesbitt’s seat

Democrats will meet tonight to choose who will fill the seat left open by the recent death of N.C. Sen. Martin Nesbitt.

Ashvegas Political Hit List: McCrory evaluates handling of public records, Hagan good with Obama for now, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: McCrory evaluates handling of public records, Hagan good with Obama for now, more

Also, Republicans running for North Carolina’s U.S. Senate seat begin to scrap.

by March 28, 2014 9 comments Asheville politics
Owen declares candidacy for N.C. Senate seat left vacant by death of Sen. Martin Nesbitt

Owen declares candidacy for N.C. Senate seat left vacant by death of Sen. Martin Nesbitt

There are now five Democrats seeking the seat.

by March 25, 2014 7 comments Asheville politics
Wood announces candidacy for Buncombe County’s open N.C. Senate seat

Wood announces candidacy for Buncombe County’s open N.C. Senate seat

Michelle Pace Wood is now one of four candidates running for the seat left open by the recent death of Sen. Martin Nesbitt.

Gunter declares candidacy for N.C. Senate seat left open by Sen. Martin Nesbitt’s death

Gunter declares candidacy for N.C. Senate seat left open by Sen. Martin Nesbitt’s death

UPDATE: Buncombe County Commissioner Holly Jones has thrown her support behind Gunter.

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Nesbitt honored as eyes shift to successor

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Nesbitt honored as eyes shift to successor

Also, N.C. Rep. Tim Moffitt of Buncombe County and his challenger, Brian Turner, make headlines across the state.

by March 14, 2014 0 comments Asheville politics
UPDATED: Ashvegas Politcal Hit List Extra: Turner files formal complaints against Moffitt

UPDATED: Ashvegas Politcal Hit List Extra: Turner files formal complaints against Moffitt

Turner says he’ll file complaints with the state ethics and elections boards in the wake of growing controversy over a conversation he had with Moffitt.

Buncombe Dems will meet April 3 to pick person to fill N.C. Sen. Martin Nesbitt’s seat

Buncombe Dems will meet April 3 to pick person to fill N.C. Sen. Martin Nesbitt’s seat

The executive committee of the Buncombe County Democratic party will meet April 3 to pick a successor.

UPDATED: Ashvegas Political Hit List Extra: Moffitt asked Turner to withdraw from N.C. House race

UPDATED: Ashvegas Political Hit List Extra: Moffitt asked Turner to withdraw from N.C. House race

Following the lead of Ashvegas, other media outlets take note of controversial meeting between the two candidates.

Former Buncombe state Sen. Charles Carter considered as appointee for Nesbitt seat

Former Buncombe state Sen. Charles Carter considered as appointee for Nesbitt seat

News of Sen. Martin Nesbitt’s death last week set off behind-the-scenes discussions about his replacement.

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Mourning Martin Nesbitt

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Mourning Martin Nesbitt

In other news, the Senate horses are at the gate and Thom Tillis has a new political ad.

News obit: Martin Nesbitt, politician for the people of Western North Carolina, dies

News obit: Martin Nesbitt, politician for the people of Western North Carolina, dies

Nesbitt’s funeral is set for Tuesday at Biltmore Baptist Church.

Supporters rally for N.C. Sen. Martin Nesbitt as his health declines

Supporters rally for N.C. Sen. Martin Nesbitt as his health declines

N.C. Sen. Martin Nesbitt has represented Asheville-area residents for three decades in the state House and Senate.

by March 6, 2014 2 comments Asheville politics
Ashvegas Political Hit List: Keeping Haywood Road pedestrian friendly, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Keeping Haywood Road pedestrian friendly, more

Also, U.S. Sen. Kaye Hagan walks out on her own press conference and fallout from coal ash controversy continues.

by February 28, 2014 1 comment Asheville politics
Ashvegas Political Hit List: The ‘thanks for nothing’ edition

Ashvegas Political Hit List: The ‘thanks for nothing’ edition

Also, Tillis is ready to debate, Buncombe commissioners are not ready to talk Moogfest incentives, and more.

by February 21, 2014 3 comments Asheville News, Asheville politics
Ashvegas Political Hit List: Moogfest-loving Asheville City Council, Meadows challenger, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Moogfest-loving Asheville City Council, Meadows challenger, more

Also, the river of money flowing into this year’s N.C. Senate race keeps widening.

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Asheville politics