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  • Commissioner hopefuls face off in debate

    By LINDELL JOHN KAY | February 29, 2016 - 11:40pm

    SPRING HOPE – Nash County commissioner candidates revealed a couple of surprises to a packed house Monday night during a debate forum at the Spring Hope Community Center.

  • Clinton cruises to big win over Sanders in South Carolina

    February 27, 2016 - 7:27pm

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hillary Clinton sailed to a commanding victory over Bernie Sanders in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, drawing overwhelming support from the state’s black Democrats and putting her in strong position as the race barrels toward Super Tuesday’s crucial contests.

  • Sanders’ Super Tuesday focus evident in travel outside South

    February 27, 2016 - 12:41am

    By BILL BARROW, MEG KINNARD and CATHERINE LUCEYAssociated Press=ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Bernie Sanders was back in South Carolina on Friday, but not for long.

  • Local candidates square off for primary

    By LINDELL JOHN KAY | February 26, 2016 - 10:45pm

    With early voting in the March 15 primary opening Thursday in the Twin Counties, the races for county commissioner seats in Nash and Edgecombe counties look to be the most intense contests on the ballot.

  • Trump wins Christie’s support in race laced with insults

    February 26, 2016 - 9:34pm

    FORT WORTH, Texas – Donald Trump scored a powerhouse endorsement Friday as he sought to regain headway in a Republican presidential race that devolved into a series of fierce insults and schoolyard taunts heading into the weekend before Super Tuesday contests.

  • Rubio, Cruz go after Trump in debate

    By NANCY BENAC and JULIE BYKOWICZ | February 25, 2016 - 11:58pm

    HOUSTON — Brawling from the get-go, a fiery Marco Rubio went hard after Donald Trump in Thursday night’s Republican debate, lacerating the front-runner’s position on immigration, his privileged background, his speaking style and more.

  • Rubio looks to pick up Bush donors

    By Thomas Beaumont | February 24, 2016 - 10:18pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Some Jeb Bush donors have been slow to swing behind Marco Rubio since Bush’s exit from the Republican presidential race this weekend, leaving other donors nervous that the mainstream GOP is running out of time to rally behind a single candidate.

  • What happens now that North Carolina’s got two primaries?

    February 24, 2016 - 7:15pm

    RALEIGH — A ruling by federal judges on North Carolina’s congressional districts this month has turned the primary election on its head.

  • Republicans to discuss school funding disparities

    By LINDELL JOHN KAY | February 22, 2016 - 11:04pm

    The Nash County Republican Party has opened a local GOP headquarters with its first event set for Thursday.

  • Democratic candidates vie for primary votes

    By COREY DAVIS | February 20, 2016 - 11:06pm

    A packed house of between 150 and 200 people came out Saturday to attend the Nash County Democratic Party’s “Race to the Finish Line” Banquet at Nash Community College’s Brown Auditorium.

  • Holding could aim for seat held by fellow Republican Ellmers

    February 19, 2016 - 8:30pm

    RALEIGH — U.S. Rep. George Holding appears ready to challenge fellow Republican Rep.

  • Superdelegates help Clinton expand her lead despite N.H. loss

    By HOPE YEN and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | February 18, 2016 - 11:12pm

    WASHINGTON — So much for Bernie Sanders’ big win in New Hampshire.

  • Primary candidates to make appeals to local Democrats

    From Staff Reports | February 18, 2016 - 5:56pm

    The Nash County Democratic Party is set to host a “Race to the Finish Line” Banquet from 5 to 7 p.m.

  • S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley backs Rubio as GOP feud escalates

    By By SCOTT BAUER and STEVE PEOPLES | February 17, 2016 - 11:44pm

    CHAPIN, S.C. — A three-way feud among the GOP’s leading White House contenders escalated Wednesday, with Republican Ted Cruz daring Donald Trump to sue him and dismissing Marco Rubio’s charges of dishonesty just days before South Carolina’s high-stakes primary.

  • Democrats gear up for election campaign

    By LINDELL JOHN KAY | February 17, 2016 - 9:41pm

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ken Spaulding is returning to the area Saturday.

  • Forum to focus on election issues

    February 17, 2016 - 6:04pm

    Democratic lawmakers are set to hold a voter registration and education forum tonight in Rocky Mount. N.C. Rep.

  • New finance report shows Barnes leads in campaign fundraising

    By LINDELL JOHN KAY | February 17, 2016 - 10:11am

    A Republican candidate reported to be trailing his opponents in fundraising in the Nash County Commissioner District 3 race is actually on top of donations, according to updated information from the Nash County Board of Elections.

  • George W. Bush offers tough Trump takedown in campaign debut

    By Julie Pace | February 15, 2016 - 10:55pm

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — George W. Bush never mentioned Donald Trump.

  • Black Democrats question Sanders’ commitment to Obama

    February 12, 2016 - 8:12pm

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders’ push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama’s legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation’s first black president.

  • Christie, Fiorina end presidential bids

    By JILL COLVIN | February 10, 2016 - 10:55pm

    NASHUA, N.H. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for president “without an ounce of regret” on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire’s primary.

  • Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

    February 9, 2016 - 9:40pm

    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring voters’ insistence on shaking up American politics.

  • Candidates sprint to finish in New Hampshire

    By By JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN | February 8, 2016 - 10:29pm

    SALEM, N.H. — Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought to play it safe on the eve of the nation’s initial primary.

  • Republicans circle Rubio as stakes grow in New Hampshire

    By JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN | February 6, 2016 - 12:13am

    LONDONBERRY, N.H. — On the rise in a tightening race, Marco Rubio shouldered intensifying attacks Friday from moderate-leaning Republicans who fear a strong Rubio showing in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary could spell the end for their frazzled presidential campaigns.

  • Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders square off in debate

    By NANCY BENAC and LISA LERER | February 5, 2016 - 12:17am

    DURHAM, N.H. — Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an “artful smear” while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of America’s political establishment.

  • Rand Paul quits GOP presidential race

    By LAURIE KELLMAN and ADAM BEAM | February 3, 2016 - 8:45pm

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Self-styled Washington outsider Rand Paul dropped his struggling Republican campaign for president Wednesday and is returning to the Senate to run for re-election.