Getting ready for general election
You can print this one page, front and back, for names and photos of all the Democratic candidates who will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot for local, district, state, and federal offices, and see non-partisan judicial races as well.

09.19.2016  NC Supreme Court election could change ideological shift, News and Observer, Raleigh:  As key pieces of the legislative agenda get scrutiny in the courts, partisan organizations and politicians are focusing on the race for the one seat up for grabs on the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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09.04.2016 Donald Trump's bet: we are all chumps, editorial, The Washington Post:  
As the presidential campaign enters its final stretch, this seems like a good time to ask: Will American voters allow themselves to be insulted, taken for granted and made fools of?...

09.02.2016 Why North Carolina is the biggest battleground of 2016, Facing South: In the wake of this year's electoral chaos,... one state has emerged as the most critical battleground of all: North Carolina....

08.24.2016 Polls show Cooper stretching lead over McCrory, The News and Observer, Raleigh: Two polls released Wednesday show Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper stretching his lead over Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in the North Carolina governor race...

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07.22/2016 Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democrary, The Washington Post, Editorial Board: Donald J. Trump, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament....

07.03-2016 What NC lawmakers did--and didn't do--in short session, The News and Observer, Raleigh: The General Assembly’s 2016 short session lived up to its name. At 68 days, it was shorter (lawmakers have averaged 77 days lawmakers in election-year sessions since 2000).

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05.21.2016 'Enough is Enough" declares Elon Commencement speaker David Gergen, Elon University E-Net News: Elon University's Commencement speaker, David Gergen, departed from the tradition of showering graduates with praise and advice to discuss his concerns about the future of North Carolina, his home state....

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Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine 
campaign to lead our country
Above, our Democratic Party's nominees for president and vice president of the United States amid the celebration at the 2016 nominating convention in Philadelphia.

Sample ballots, mail-in absentee ballots, early voting,

Taking it to voters in the 10th: Democrats unify to support Millard in November election
Andy Millard's Facebook page tells the happy story. Since no other candidate filed to run as a Democratic candidate for the 10th District U. S. congressional seat, he had no primary opposition but is advancing as the party's candidate on the November election ballot.

Millard has been actively campaigning across the seven-county district. He is seeking to win the congressional seat now held by Patrick McHenry (R-NC 10). Find out more about him and the campaign at the Millard for Congress website.

Join us! CCDP 2016 campaign headquarters opening Thursday
We've been busy working in our new campaign headquarters and invite local Dems and friends to come by for an official opening party on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The headquarters is located at 1241 E. Dixon Blvd. in Shelby, adjacent to Hendrick's Appliances. 

Party leaders, candidates, and volunteers are expected to join the festivities. Newcomers to party activities will be especially welcome, CCDP Chair Joyce Sheaffer says. “This is a good opportunity to make connections with fellow Democrats.”

The headquarters is to be the public contact point with daily and Saturday morning hours, be the hub of volunteer activities including canvassing and voter registration efforts, serve as stage-central for get-out-the-vote activities, and help support the campaigns of Democratic candidates.

Like all Democratic Party activities, the headquarters has been organized and its efforts will be carried out by volunteers. If you'd like to join in, contact us!
Three local Dems are 
nomines for county office

Three Cleveland County Democrats officially became our party's nominees for the November general election when no other Dems filed to oppose them in the March party primary.

Debi Mull Harrill, right, is our candidate for Cleveland County Register of Deeds. A Shelbian, she filed to succeed Bonnie E. Reece, veteran Democrat retiring from the office. Subsequently, Ms. Harrill was appointed by Cleveland County Commissioners to fill the unexpired portion of Ms. Reece's term.

Read about Harrill's leadership and qualifications on her campaign Facebook page.

Willie McIntosh of Lawndale  and Mary Accor of Kings Mountain, left and right above, are each running for one of the three seats to be open on the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners. 

Both are experienced leaders, having served as commissioners in prior years. See this Shelby Star article for information about them and why they're running. The article also describes the lively contest they're in. Four Republicans including the three incumbents are also running for the board.