Latest Pat McCrory News

McCrory pushes for 3 GOP primary debates in Senate race

Jul. 22, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said on Thursday that he wants to participate in three televised debates ahead of the 2022 primaries, including one in late fall and two early next year. He is competing against U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 21, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. July 15, 2021. Editorial: NC Senate leader says he wants Critical Race Theory debate. What does his bill say? The North Carolina Senate’s new bill on Critical Race Theory in schools makes an important and welcome distinction that...

Beasley, McCrory on top in latest Senate fundraising haul

Jul. 16, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and ex-Gov. Pat McCrory brought in the most money in their respective Democratic and Republican primary bids for an open 2022 U.S. Senate seat, new campaign finance reports show. The...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 14, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

Greensboro News & Record. July 8, 2021. Editorial: UNC-Chapel Hill loses Hannah-Jones and more The loss of Nikole Hannah-Jones by the UNC-Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media is one more black eye for an overly politicized UNC System...

North Carolina GOP senate candidate Pat McCrory raises $1.2M

Jul. 08, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Pat McCrory on Thursday announced he raised more than $1.2 million in his first fundraising period since he entered the primary in April. The former Charlotte mayor who lost a pair of general election...

Costs watched as Medicaid managed care begins in N. Carolina

Jul. 01, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After six years of preparations and delays, most of North Carolina's Medicaid recipients switched over to managed care Thursday with its developers hopeful the changes will mean improved health outcomes and controlled costs. “It’s been a long...

Ex-environment secretary now top NC administrative judge

Jul. 01, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Donald van der Vaart, a state environmental secretary for then-Gov. Pat McCrory, engineer and attorney, was named on Thursday to lead North Carolina's Office of Administrative Hearings. Van der Vaart, who is now the state's chief administrative law...

Trump's grievances cloud Republican agenda heading into 2022

Jun. 06, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans are fighting to seize control of Congress. Just don't ask what they'd do if they win. Look no further for evidence of the GOP's muddled governing agenda than battleground North Carolina, where party leaders packed into a convention hall...

Trump to GOP: Support candidates who 'stand for our values'

Jun. 06, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

Donald Trump on Saturday pushed Republicans to support candidates who are loyal to him in next year's midterm elections as the former president launched a new more active phase of his post presidency. Trump, 74, teased the prospect of another presidential bid of his own...

NC budget dance slowed as GOP leaders differ on bottom line

May. 07, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A big question within North Carolina state government at the start of the year was whether Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders could agree on a state budget after reaching a negotiating impasse two years ago. But right now...