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.

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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06.26.2016 Gov race starts with a flurry, The Charlotte Observer: If Pat McCrory hadn’t fully realized what a heavyweight bout he is in, he does now after Roy Cooper delivered a series of hooks and uppercuts in the first round of their championship fight in Charlotte on Friday....

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.

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.

Two local opportunities to visit with Millard:

--Sunday, Aug. 28, 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Meet the Candidate Cookout, Foothills Farmers Market Pavilion, uptown Shelby, N. C. Invitation.

--Monday, Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m.: NC 10 Speaks Town Hall, Cleveland Memorial Library, Shelby, N. C.  Invitation.

Three local Dems are party nominees 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.