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Speaker Boehner to campaign for Romney in Raleigh, Charlotte

UPDATED: House Speaker John Boehner will be in Charlotte on Friday to stump for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.


The Ohio Republican is scheduled to speak 4:15 p.m. at the local Romney campaign office on East Morehead Street in Charlotte on Friday and at 10:45 a.m. at GOP headquarters on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh on Saturday, according to an email sent out by Romney's campaign.

New data prompt motion to prevail in redistricting lawsuit

Confusion created by the new redistricting maps caused some voters in the May primary to be assigned to the wrong district and others given the wrong ballots, attorneys representing advocacy groups and others say.

Rouzer paints do-nothing label on Congressman McIntyre in TV ad

UPDATED: Republican David Rouzer gives incumbent Mike McIntyre the do-nothing Congress treatment in his latest TV ad titled "Zero."

Rouzer criticizes the Democrat for not doing enough in his tenure and aligning with President Obama's stimulus efforts.

Wilkins says Congresswoman Renee Ellmers is dodging debate

Democratic challenger Steve Wilkins is calling on Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers to debate -- but so far she is refusing.

Wilkins said that Ellmers, who represents the 2nd District, has turned down an offer to debate on WTVD in Raleigh. “Voters deserve some answers from Rep. Ellmers about her record,” Wilkins said. “Debates should be a basic part of the electoral process.''

McIntyre-Rouzer race ranks among most expensive in nation

The 7th District congressional race between Democrat Mike McIntyre and Republican David Rouzer ranks No. 5 among the most expensive House races in the nation.

As detailed in a Politico report, the outside spending from GOP groups to unseat the incumbent is running up the tab, bringing total spending in the race to $3 million.

Survey shows 100% hate redistricting

The every-10-years process known as congressional redistricting is always an exercise in creative map-making followed by lawsuits. It was no different this time around, as Republicans in the General Assembly carved up the state in new ways.

But it’s a highly unpopular way to govern, according to a new survey by the N.C. Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform. The group is surveying candidates for N.C. House and Senate, and so far, of the more than 60 responses received, every single one of them would like to see a new process for redistricting.

Morning Roundup: Democrats say they remain committed to N.C.

Amid new indications that North Carolinians remained deadlocked on their presidential choice, Democratic chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Friday the Obama campaign is prepared to wage a vigorous campaign through the November election here.

Dismissing suggestions from Republicans that the president’s campaign was looking to reduce its effort in North Carolina, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said the ticket was not backing off from what many observers have suggested is Obama’s most difficult battleground state. Full story here.

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Setting the Pelosi record straight: Both sides' ads only half true

UPDATED: Democrat Mike McIntyre and his Republican rival are fighting about a political lightning rod: Nancy Pelosi.

David Rouzer claims McIntyre votes with Pelosi 90 percent of the time. McIntyre's supporters say definitively its "not true."

The problem: both sides' claims are only half true. As with many numbers in politics, it depends on how you count.

Mike McIntyre ad rebuts rival's Nancy Pelosi attack

Democratic Congressman Mike McIntyre's new ad take direct aim at his Republican rival's attacks tying him to Nancy Pelosi.

Marco Rubio to headline fundraiser for Robert Pittenger

GOP darling Marco Rubio is the headliner at a fundraiser next week for congressional candidate Robert Pittenger.

The Sept. 26 fundraiser at the Charlotte City Club includes a private photo reception for those who gives $1,000 or more. Individual tickets cost $250. The hosts include Frank Dowd IV, Johnny Harris, Rick Hendrick and Felix Sabates.

Rubio is the Republican senator from Florida and a vice presidential short-lister. Pittenger, the former state senator and lieutenant governor candidate, is running in the 9th Congressional District.

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