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27383
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Lieutenant Governor James Gardner is considering a bid to run for governor in the upcoming elections. Gardner has been successful in combatting drug use and with crime prevention. His proposed budget plans for no new tax increases and will cut school funding and worker training programs. Gardner’s opponents oppose his perceived nepotism, his opposition to anonymous AIDS testing, and his willingness to tap into people’s fears about drugs, crime, and the recession.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 11, March 12-19 1991, p6-9 Periodical Website
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27434
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North Carolina political commentator and author Paul Luebke discusses why U.S. Senator Jesse Helms has remained popular and what it will take to beat him in the upcoming election. Luebke believes the idea of N.C. as a progressive state is a myth as seen by the multiple re-elections of Helm. The state is progressive industrially, but not socially. Helms is a traditionalist whose policies do not serve the needs of most of the citizens. If Democrats can find a forceful candidate to challenge Helms on health care, the environment, and education, they have a chance of unseating Helms.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 2, Jan. 11-17 1991, p7-10 Periodical Website
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27440
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Former Charlotte mayor Harvey Gantt is looking to become the first African-American politician to be nominated by the Democratic Party for the upcoming US Senate race against Jesse Helms. Gantt was the first black student to attend Clemson University and formed the first integrated architectural firm in Charlotte. Gantt is a strong advocate for health care, environmental issues, and education. If he beats Helms, Gantt would be the only black senator currently serving in the United States.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 8, Feb. 22-28 1990, p7-10 Periodical Website
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27453
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Bo Thomas a wealthy fruit-and-vegetable distributor and state legislator from Hendersonville, NC is attempting to become the Democratic Party’s nomination for US Senate. If he is chosen in the primary, Thomas will run against US Senator Jesse Helms for the NC seat. Thomas is an experienced lawmaker unafraid to make bold statements. His comments and attacks on opponents will either help him win support or stop his campaign before it starts. Thomas and his work as a politician and progressive Democrat focused on environmental protection and social issues are profiled.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 17, April 26 - May 2 1990, p7, 11 Periodical Website
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27450
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Michael Easley is district attorney from Southport, NC who is attempting to secure the Democratic nomination for US Senate in the upcoming race against Senator R-Jesse Helms. Easley is using his experience as a law enforcement officer and his tough stance on drugs in an attempt to appeal to voters. The little-known candidate is profiled and is billed as the man to beat Helms, but only if voters know who he is.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 14, April 5-11 1990, p7-9 Periodical Website
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27462
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North Carolina is experiencing a budget crisis during the current recession. Some legislators want to divert money from the Highway Trust Fund to education, environmental, and social programs. It is unlikely to happen due to the culture of the legislature and the financial contributions of the transportation lobbyists. Meanwhile NC has the highest infant mortality rate in the country, is near the bottom in SAT scores, and is among the lowest spenders on environmental protection projects.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 27, June 27-July 4 1990, p7-9 Periodical Website
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27500
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As the 1990 elections near, the race that could have the most direct impact on citizens is the open NC Supreme Court Seat. Of the 6 nominated candidates, all are well-respected, but questions arise about Samuel Currin. Currin, a former aide to US Senator Jesse Helms, is criticized by attorneys and legal observers for his seeming lack of knowledge of the law and questionable ethics. Currin had a previous federal judgeship blocked through a bi-partisan effort.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 42, October 24-31 1990, p8-10 Periodical Website
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27494
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As the race between Harvey Gantt and Jesse Helms for US Senate nears the voting date, polls show crime is an issue of concern with North Carolina voters. Helms claims he is tough on crime, but his record outside of high profile crime bills suggest he is inconsistent. Additionally, a special assistant to Helms recently spoke out in support of a leading Washington, DC cocaine trafficker who is linked to over 30 murders.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 39, Sept. 26-Oct. 2 1990, p6-7 Periodical Website
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27493
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In two months, NC citizens will vote between Harvey Gantt and Jesse Helms for US Senate. 72 people from the areas which had the highest number of undecided voters were polled. Most of these voters want a senator who is strong on environmental and educational issues. Gantt is that candidate, but based on responses, his message is not reaching those voters.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 38, September 19-25 1990, p8-11 Periodical Website
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27505
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Durham and the state of North Carolina experienced issues in carrying out the election of 1990. Voter intimidation, criminal behavior, long voting lines, and questionable tactics were used to target areas that were predominately black and Democratic. In Durham, more than half of the city’s voting machines stopped working for several hours on election night. This frustrated many voters and the Democratic party who question whether the process was fair and the results trustworthy.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 46, November 14-20 1990, p13 Periodical Website
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27503
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Duke historians John Hope Franklin and Lawrence Goodwyn talk about the impact and results of the Harvey Gantt vs. Jesse Helms senate race. Many white voters crossed the “racial rubicon” voting for the first time in the close election between a black man and a white man. Helms ultimately defeated Gantt, by Franklin and Goodwyn see the voting results as hope for the future where issues are important and race is not a factor. They applaud Gantt for helping North Carolina move forward in its thinking.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 46, November 14-20 1990, p8-9 Periodical Website
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27513
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E. Lawrence Davis is the new chair of the Democratic Party in North Carolina. Davis is one of the most conservative Democratic chairs in the nation and has changed many of his progressive positions on issues like the environment to more conservative positions. One of his main goals is to attract more conservative white men to the party and is working to do this through NC Democratic Party politics.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 7 Issue 6, March 23 - April 5 1989, p10-13 Periodical Website
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27545
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Wake County Republican Paul “Skip” Stam, Jr. is sponsoring the Abortion Control Act. If Roe v. Wade is overturned and the NC bill passes, Stam will be given credit for the action which limits the right to abortions in the state of North Carolina. The former attorney and head of Wake County’s Right to Life chapter is an expert in reproductive freedom and related laws in NC. Surprisingly, he is unlike most other conservatives and has voted to increase spending, is opposed tax cuts, and supports the rights of workers. However, this has not stopped him from being labeled the “Jesse Helms of the Legislature” by opponents.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 7 Issue 16, June 22-28 1989, p9-11 Periodical Website
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27541
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Tarboro representative Republican Joe Mavretic has been elected the Speaker of the House for NC. His election prove that democracy is at work in Raleigh. His personal views are not always popular, but things are getting at the capital. Fewer backroom deals are being made and Mavretic has given others a voice they didn’t have under former Speaker Liston Ramsey. Although the General Assembly has become more conservative, the process is open so that all can participate and grow politically, not just those belonging to the “good ol’ boys” network.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 7 Issue 14, June 8-14 1989, p8-10 Periodical Website
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27551
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Recapping the 1989 NC legislative session, the author imagines the legislators as characters in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Topics that are addressed by the characters are those addressed by NC lawmakers. The issues of public transit in the Triangle area, excessive spending, public health, and morality standards, among others are discussed. The legislators are generally mocked for their actions and portrayed as not representing the citizens of North Carolina.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 7 Issue 23, August 10-23 1989, p6-8, 10 Periodical Website