WILSON Republican candidate for attorney general Buck Newton conceded the election to his opponent Josh Stein on Monday. Newton trails Stein by 24,605 votes four weeks after the election.”Many of us were concerned about the allegations of election irregularities and the possibility of illegitimate votes being cast in this election,” said Newton in a statement released by his campaign. “I felt it was prudent to have all the votes be counted and have the process of resolving the reports of irregularities be completed before making any statements on the results.” Newton served in the N.C. Senate for six years representing Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties.”It is my hope that General-elect Stein will always endeavor to uphold the duly enacted laws of North Carolina, the North Carolina Constitution, and the U.S. Constitution, even when it contradicts his strongly held political beliefs,” Newton said. “Likewise, I will seek to support his efforts to clean up the North Carolina Crime Lab, combat the growing heroin epidemic, and fight the overreach of the Federal Government in our state.”Stein represented Wake County in the N.C. Senate for six years. He previously served as N.C. senior deputy attorney general for consumer protection. He will replace Roy Cooper, who will take over as N.C.’s next governor.
RALEIGH Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) on Thursday announced the a partial list of appointments for Senate standing committees for the 2017-2018 legislative session.”Through these Senate committees, capable and experienced legislators of both parties […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. A veteran of the Obama administration’s Agriculture Department is under consideration to fill the empty Democratic seat on the Federal Trade Commission, which enforces antitrust law and investigates scams.Lillian Salerno confirmed on […]
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court appointee Neil Gorsuch said on Friday that he does not share what he acknowledged was currently “a lot of cynicism about government and the rule of […]