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Conservative group runs web ads targeting Hagan on shutdown

A conservative organization is upping the ante on U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan as it attempts to pressure her to defund the federal health care law.

Heritage Action for America, the advocacy arm of The Heritage Foundation, is airing 15-second online video advertisements featuring an ominously voiced announcer asking: "Why won't Kay Hagan stop the shutdown and defund Obamacare?"

Morning Memo: House goes into OT, GOP pushes major bills in final moments

OVERTIME AT THE STATEHOUSE: What day is it again? The legislation continues its Friday session later this morning -- the one it started at 12:01 a.m. “Good morning, everybody,” House Speaker Thom Tillis said as he gavel in a new legislative day. The 9 a.m. session is one more than expected but House lawmakers didn’t want to stay past 1 a.m. to finish their work like the Senate, expecting lengthy debates. The House session is expected to last a couple hours. On the calendar: the “technical corrections” state budget bill that includes $2 million for the governor’s office to spend on innovative education programs -- a last-minute request from State Budget Director Art Pope’s office, budget writers said. Also: a final vote on a sweeping regulatory overhaul measure.

The big item left unfinished: Gov. Pat McCrory’s commerce bill. The fracking language added to the reorganization measure in conference doomed its chances in the house. (Special session, anyone?)

LEGISLATIVE SESSION ENDS WITH A FLURRY OF ACTION: Abortion. Voter ID. Massive changes to state regulations. Charlotte airport. It’s all headed to Gov. Pat McCrory. If you went to bed too soon, read it all below in the ***Dome Morning Memo.*** Along with Tillis campaign news.

Morning Roundup: A N.C. company touted by President Obama closes abrubtly

A North Carolina furniture company closed abruptly Thursday just one year after it was hailed by President Barack Obama as an example of the recovering U.S. economy. Lincolnton Furniture Company operations stopped indefinitely and only a few people will remain employed moving forward, company financial officer Ben Causey said. Full story here.

More political headlines:

--North Carolina's congressional delegation is now firmly Republican after GOP redistricting redrew the political favor. Here's a look at Raleigh Republican George Holding's outlook as a freshman. He has one priority: cutting spending.

--For Raleigh-based state government workers who endured four years without a pay raise, the free bus pass was a nice benefit while it lasted. The state ended its funding.

Malone fundraiser Sunday

Charles Malone, the Democratic candidate for the 13th congressional district, will host a fundraiser from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Green Room of the Hibernian Pub in the Glenwood South neighborhood of Raleigh.

Congressman David Price will attend and make remarks.

Malone, who lives in Raleigh, will also be campaigning on Thursday in Nashville. No details of that event were provided.

Malone is running against former U.S. Attorney George Holding.

Eric Cantor to help raise cash for George Holding's campaign

George Holding is bringing in House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to raise money for his congressional bid.

The former U.S. attorney and Republican candidates in the 13th District is sailing with the wind at his back. But he's still aiming to raise a serious campaign war chest.

Hosts for the event include Leo Daughtry, Lauch Faircloth, Beverly Lake, Joe Lanier, Bob Schaff and more. See partial invite below.



Document(s):
holdinginvite.pdf

Malone would break party ranks on Bush tax cuts

Charles Malone, who is running against George Holding for Congress, says he would extend President Bush’s tax cuts to include those who make $1 million or less – higher than the $250,000 limit Democratic leaders in Congress and President Obama propose.

“I am supporting this extension beyond what my party is asking in order to give tax relief to approximately 620,000 small businesses that would be affected by the $1 million limit,” Malone said in a press release on Friday.

Malone, who lives in Raleigh, said he called for the tax cuts in a speech Thursday to the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. He said it was meant to illustrate he is willing to bridge the divide between parties if he is elected in November.

The 13th Congressional District includes portions of Wake, Durham, Granville, Vance, Franklin, Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson, and Wayne counties. Holding is a former U.S. Attorney; he defeated Wake County Board of Commission member Paul Coble in the primary.

Malone makes it official: He's running against Holding

Democratic nominee for the 13th Congressional District Charles Malone makes it official: He's back in the race. Malone signed up to run in the primary but dropped out because of health concerns. When those concerns resolved, and he was the top vote-getter in the Democratic primary, Malone re-evaluated.

He will face Republican nomineee George Holding, the former U.S. attorney for this part of North Carolina, who received heavy financial backing from a super PAC comprised of his banking family relatives and some friends.

Holding defeated Paul Coble and Bill Randall in the primary. "Following ia time for reflection, prayer and physical healing, I am fit and prepared to make sure that the 45,000 people who voted for me on May 8 did not vote in vain," Malone said in a statement he released.

George Holding says he's not in Congress yet; 'don't jinx anything'

George Holding is happy to win the Republican primary for North Carolina's 13th District Congressional seat, but is uncomfortable with talk that he has the November general election contest in the bag.

When people jokingly call him “Congressman Holding,” he responds: “Don’t jinx anything."

The former U.S. Attorney is expected to win in the redrawn district that leans heavily Republican. And it’s still unclear who his Democratic opposition will be. Charles Malone, who won the Democratic nomination, had said he was dropping out of the race due to health problems. But now he’s feeling better and is reconsidering a run.

Democratic opposition to Holding remains unclear

So, will it really be a slam-dunk for George Holding in the November general election contest for the 13th Congressional District? Holding won handily last night, and the redrawn district is strongly Republican.

Plus, there was no strong Democratic opponent. The man who got the most votes, Charles Malone, had said he was dropping out of the race due to health problems.

But in the light of the day after, Malone isn’t so sure what’s going to happen. He’s feeling better after a scare involving his heart (not a heart attack) and concern over a family history of heart problems.

Holding claims he has big lead over Coble

George Holding’s campaign is saying this evening that its internal polling shows he is leading Paul Coble by more than 12 points in the GOP primary for the 13th congressional district.

Word comes in the form of a memo sent to supporters, saying a tracking poll was done last night. It adds that Holding has increased his lead in every region in the district. It says he leads among conservatives by more than 15 points.

Update: The campaign says it was a tracking poll of 600 Republican primary voters in the district, and it had a margin of error of 1 to 4 percent.

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