A great Dem slate for Nov. 8:
presenting our candidates
Democrats have fielded a great slate of candidates across the ballot for the 2016 general election--from courthouse to statehouse and Congress and White House. Use the documents below to familarize yourself with the entire slate. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9_i1wvCZtxTdF9ibTRqY2hVTWc/view?usp=sharing
Nov. 8 Democratic candidates,
left, has photos of those nominated and encorsed by our party for national, state, district, and county offices, and lists nonpartisan judicial candidates..

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9_i1wvCZtxTUVY0bU5aRjh5dmc/view?usp=sharing
NC Blue Voter Guide, left, can be printed front and back and cut vertically to provide compact reference. It provides early voting sites and times as well as a list of Dem candidate recommendations. 

Shelby Star photo
Gubernatorial candidate Cooper greets, thanks local supporters
Roy Cooper received a warm welcome from those filling Goforth Hall at the county fairgrounds during his visit in Shelby Sept. 8. 


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.


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article102611887.html#storylink=cpy
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...


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/under-the-dome/article97617097.html#storylink=cpy
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).

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article87460192.html#storylink=cpy

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 shines in first presidential debate, visits NC
An enthusiastic audience filled a Raleigh gym Sept. 27 to cheer Hillary Clinton the day after her strong performance in the first presidential debate.re. The consensus of many commentators is that she "won" decisively. See N&O article here.

Sample ballots, mail-in absentee ballots,
early voting sites and times, candidates

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.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cleveland-County-NC-Democratic-Party/108553429235238?fref=nf


Local Democratic headquarters 
centers 2016 campaign for slate
Headquarters info and photos
A ribbon-cutting and festive party marked the opening of Democratic headquarters at  at 1241 E. Dixon Blvd. in Shelby.  Now work is underway there in earnest to elect Dem candidates across the ballot. Click here for news and photos from the opening, contact info, and the many volunteer activities underway. Your help and support needed!

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.