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Re: “Add Democrats to U.S. House, Senate

I wonder if Kay Hagan is any relation to Festus Hagan.......who cares if you vote for a U.S. Senator who basically doesn't give a damn about your vote let alone the issues affecting your community.

And if Thom Tillis gets his way, you'll see the resurrection of his "Jim Crow" policies that have left a brutal stain on this state. And we can blame assholes like Pat McCrory for that.

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Posted by rgj5366 on 10/22/2014 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Our endorsements for the 2014 general election

Nope, just a typo/redundancy. It will be fixed in next week's issue when we run the voter guide again.

Posted by Lisa Sorg, INDY Editor on 10/22/2014 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Our endorsements for the 2014 general election

Your guide has Hudson listed twice. Any reason?

Posted by Robert Larson on 10/22/2014 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Add Democrats to U.S. House, Senate

Oh, sorry, I guess I assumed everyone knew about the corruption of the Hagan family.…

If you like your US Senator involved with taxpayer-funded scams, you can keep your US Senator involved with taxpayer-funded scams.

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 10/22/2014 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Add Democrats to U.S. House, Senate

If you vote for Kay you are as corrupt as a Hagan.

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 10/22/2014 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Tricia Shields

I think Tricia Shields is the best choice in this election. She would bring a great deal of experience to the position and her voice would be a valuable asset to the Court of Appeals. With so many candidates running for this seat, it is hard to know who is the real deal. Tricia Shields is the real deal -- I hope you'll consider voting for her.

Jim Baker, Carrboro

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Posted by Jim Baker on 10/21/2014 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Tricia Shields

Tricia Shields would make an incredible appellate court judge. She's smart, hard working and will serve as a fair and impartial jurist. She's a Women of Justice award winner and the only NC lawyer recognized in the Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law category in the Best Lawyers in America. North Carolina would be well served with Tricia on the Court of Appeals. I truly hope the INDY will endorse her for this important race.

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Posted by Mary Dillon on 10/20/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Katie Locklier

What a wonderful breath of fresh air! EXACTLY what Durham County needs!

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Posted by Susie Zadeh on 10/15/2014 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Eric Levinson

Law makers should really start working with addiction and recovery specialists when making laws on how to treat and what to do with drug offenders and addicts. Lots of these people that get caught using need help and not the type that is given jail. Experts like the ones at can help make better policy that actually address the problems and helps with the path to recovery.

Posted by Adam Norris on 10/14/2014 at 1:02 PM

Re: “How judicial elections fell prey to big money

I was volunteering as a poll greeter for the Democrats at the Wake County Board of Elections during the last judges race. There was a young black man handing out flyers for the Republican candidate for judge. I asked him about the candidate and he said he didn't know but that he and his mother were being paid to hand out flyers. Republican dollars at work!!

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Posted by Meredith de la Vergne on 10/08/2014 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Pat Evans

I meet Pat Evans today and I really loved her spirit. Renee from columbus, ga

Posted by Dixie Powell-Mitchell on 10/04/2014 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Libertarian Sean Haugh could swing the Hagan/Tillis election

anyone know where this guy is advertising? Is it simply on the internet? Does he have signs anywhere? What counties is he targeting?

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Posted by Dorakin Warhammer on 09/25/2014 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Libertarian Sean Haugh could swing the Hagan/Tillis election

I will happily support any candidate (Green, Justice Party, or Libertarian) who will fight against the drug war, work to preserve civil liberties, and most importantly (to me) actively oppose all elective foreign interventions. Even if he can't win, I hope Sean is able to get into future debates and force Tillis (who is awful) and Hagan (slightly less awful) take stances on these issues, ideally pulling Hagan to the left.

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Posted by McCleary on 09/25/2014 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Libertarian Sean Haugh could swing the Hagan/Tillis election

I believe that Sean told me that he's for pro-rep (proportional representation).
That's enough to get my support.
I like him.
Though I'm a Green, Sean is better than the D or R.

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Posted by Korky N. Day on 09/24/2014 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Libertarian Sean Haugh could swing the Hagan/Tillis election

So, of course the first question that anyone who reads this article would ask, regardless of their political opinions, is "what happens if neither Hagan nor Tillis gets a majority of the vote ?" Run-off ? Person with most votes wins ? But of course, the journalistic powerhouse which is Indyweek neglects to address the issue.

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Posted by JE on 09/24/2014 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Libertarian Sean Haugh could swing the Hagan/Tillis election

One quibble -- anyone who has watched any of Sean's videos knows that his name is pronounced "Haw," like the river.

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Posted by rossgrady on 09/24/2014 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Libertarian Sean Haugh could swing the Hagan/Tillis election

Haugh is right in one sense-- people do not like Hagan or Tillis. And to add to that, most people are sick of the partisanship. But these are not the real issues in this US Senate race. It is much simpler than mere like or dislike of a person or the bickering*.

Hagan has been a full supporter and enabler of the Obama agenda. This is a fact.

So, if you are a supporter of the Obama agenda and track record, then vote for her.

If not, then vote for the challenger, Tillis.

Voting for Haugh is like voting present and taking a neutral stance on Obama. A protest vote it is not, no one will notice. No one will care.

I remain,
Proudly Unaffiliated
*- for the record, I am a supporter of more bickering and partisanship, there has not been enough!

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 09/24/2014 at 10:05 AM

Re: “New and familiar faces in sheriff's races

Where are all the David Caldwell signs? They probably have gone the same place all the Obama/Biden signs went in Orange County. Even in my neighborhood where Obama probably help a slight advantage, we could not keep pro Democrat signs up for more than one night without them disappearing or being destroyed. Meanwhile, our Republican neighbors left their Bush/Cheney signs up during their entire regime without being bothered. I'm not accusing Officer Blackwood of encouraging or condoning the problem. The problem is with the mindset of some types of people who would be more opposed to the election of Caldwell or Obama than supportive of having the Best Man win fair and square. They know who "Their Man" IS because of what he IS NOT!

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Posted by jdlestina on 07/06/2014 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Wake County Clerk of Superior Court

When the Indy (then the Independent) endorsed Knox 10 years ago, as a district court judge -- over a black Democratic colleague -- the office and her election were both non-partisan and her party's stance on gay rights was not an issue. Even though it is hard to see any possible partisan issues in the Clerk of Court's office, the fact remains that Knox has always been a Republican (she is a granddaughter of Jesse Helms). She is also a lesbian. The Indy, despite its loud trumpeting of support for the civil rights of all citizens, regardless of sexual orientation, found discretion to be the better part of valor 10 years ago, and chose not to mention Knox's orientation in endorsing her. It did, however, insist that its rejection of her black opponent was due to his "perceived hostility toward certain defendants". The implication was that those who knew enough to care would hear the dog-whistle -- one candidate was an actual lesbian while the other was homophobic. I would hope that this time around, in light of the recent comments of Rep. Skip Stam (R-Apex)… , somebody would actually care enough to ask whether Knox is comfortable in a party that not only thinks of her as a second-class citizen, but openly flaunts that contempt in order to win votes. Stam's comments were made against an amendment (from Rep. Susan Fisher) to prohibit discrimination in schools, and House Republicans rejected it along party lines, 68-44.

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Posted by George Greene on 06/26/2014 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Wake County DA: rooting for underdogs

I do not think there is any merit to what you are speaking of Clark. You know what a lark is, besides a songbird?

A "source of or quest for amusement or adventure"

I think a disabled senior, as you claim to be -- would not be obsessed with Justin Bieber or be so truly unaware of the law. A 6 year old child could interpret and poke holes in whatever nonsense you are making up. Just a thought.

Posted by Alexander Freeman on 05/06/2014 at 2:34 PM

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