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...Jim Hunt is there, as is state Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Meek.
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...One day before the president comes to Raleigh for a fundraiser for the Republican gubernatorial nominee, state Democratic chairman Jerry Meek unveiled a video linking McCrory and Bush, David Ingram reports.
Before a handful of reporters, Meek
showed a brief video showing McCrory praising Bush at the 2004 Republican National Convention
argued that McCrory has similar positions to Bush on school vouchers, children's health care and regulations on air pollution.
"He has a long track record of being a mouthpiece for George Bush and George Bush's policies," Meek
When asked whether Republicans will try to tie Democratic gubernatorial nominee Beverly Perdue to Barack Obama (again), Meek
said that won't be a problem.
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...Jerry MeekJerry Meek
is backing the national popular vote.The N.C. Democratic Party chairman has endorsed the idea of electing the president by popular vote by essentially abolishing the Electoral College, according to an e-mail from the National Popular Vote group.Meek
said a national popular vote would increase grassroots involvement, boost voter registration and improve voter turnout â€" three trends North Carolina witnessed during the recent Democratic primary â€" and that would be a good thing for the political process regardless of which party you support.
The e-mail also notes that Meek
said the National Popular Vote bill in the legislature would be consistent with national party chairman Howard Dean's "50-state strategy" and make every state a battleground state.
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...Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Meek said he has high hopes for the event, hoping to sell out the 800-seat venue, in part because of the timing of the state convention, which will bring 1,500 delegates to New Bern the same day.
"Hopefully, a lot of those people still stay around and go to the dinner," he
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...Jerry MeekN.C. Democratic chairman Jerry Meek, who plans to marry a Charlotte legislator this year, will join a law firm Monday that has offices in Charlotte and Raleigh.Meek will join Poyner & Spruill, one of North Carolina's oldest and largest firms.He
now works for a Fayetteville law firm, Jim Morrill reports.
The move gives Meek
a professional foothold in Charlotte, where he'll marry Democratic state Rep.
"This was a good time to sort of transition," Meek
said this afternoon.
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...Jerry Meek, N.C. Democratic Party chair
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says a Republican attack on Sen.
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...Jerry MeekJerry Meek
has endorsed Barack Obama. The Democratic Party
chairman, a superdelegate, said this afternoon that he
had decided to support Obama months ago but did not want to interfere with the state's primary.
"Over the past year, I've watched as Barack Obama has drawn countless new people to the political process," he
said in a statement.
will also have the opportunity to sway two more delegates.As state party chairman, he will submit four names for two delegate slots to be filled at the state party convention on June 21.
It is not known whether Meek
will choose to name Obama supporters for those positions.
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"We have witnessed a vibrant primary between two strong, ambitious candidates with proven track records of service to the state," said party chairman Jerry Meek
in a statement."After a hard-fought primary, Lt.Gov.
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