NCDP Frontline News Report — June 21, 2016

Our latest edition of the NCDP Frontline News Report features stories about the state Democratic Convention and the annual Jefferson Jackson dinner.
On Saturday June 11th, more than 1000 Democrats across the state gathered to choose which delegates to send to the national convention next month. That same night, around 600 party activists gathered for the Jefferson Jackson dinner to hear Attorney General Roy Cooper speak about uniting the party against Governor Pat McCrory and presidential candidate Donald Trump. Democratic candidate for Senate Deborah Ross also spoke at the dinner.
This edition of Frontline News also features stories regarding the new taxes implemented under McCrory and the NCDP’s response to his endorsement of Trump.
Take a look below for all of our news coverage.
Thanks,
Dave Miranda
Communications Director
North Carolina Democratic Party

p.s.: Take a look at a new site that details the 67 ways that Governor McCrory has raised your taxes: www.PatTaxedThat.com

NCDP IN THE NEWS

NCDP RESPONDS TO MAY JOBS REPORT
WGHP-FOX Greensboro
WGHP clip aired on 6/3 that featured comments from NCDP spokesperson Dave Miranda on the May jobs report
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WgOPHLnpKU&feature=youtu.be

NCDP DEFENDS COOPER’S STANCE AGAINST HB2
Time Warner Cable News
Governor McCrory’s Campaign Calls on AG Roy Cooper to Resign
By Dennis Biviano
"It’s a political time of year and this is one of the things that his office is trying to making Mr. Cooper look bad,” said NC Democratic Party Chair, Patsy Keever.
http://www.twcnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/news/2016/06/2/governor-mccrory-s-campaign-calls-on-ag-roy-cooper-to-resign.html

WTVD-ABC Raleigh
McCrory Campaign Calls on Cooper to Resign
By Jon Camp
"The Attorney General has the responsibility to represent the state but HB2, we’re thinking, is an unconstitutional law to begin with; and you don’t support something that’s unconstitutional."
http://abc11.com/politics/mccrory-campaign-calls-on-cooper-to-resign/1368526/

MCCRORY ENDORSES DONALD TRUMP
News & Observer
Gov. Pat McCrory offers tepid endorsement of Donald Trump, while Roy Cooper backs Hillary Clinton
By Colin Campbell

“Does Gov. McCrory back this unabashedly racist rhetoric? The governor’s refusal to denounce Donald Trump’s un-American rhetoric proves that for Pat McCrory, politics always comes first.”

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article82221727.html#storylink=cpy
News & Observer
Democrats push McCrory to condemn Trump’s comments about Hispanic judge

By Colin Campbell

“Our governor keeps just supporting Trump and buddying up with him and not even saying ‘those are terrible comments, he should not have made them,’” said Patsy Keever, chairwoman of the N.C. Democratic Party. “We don’t all like everything about whatever candidates we’re supporting, but when they do something as bad as what Trump has done, I think it behooves him to acknowledge those things are not OK.”
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/under-the-dome/article82718037.html

Also ran in:

The Charlotte Observer (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article82719187.html)

IndyWeek
The Morning Roundup: N.C. Senate Budget Still (Mostly) Sucks

By Jane Porter

“Governor Pat McCrory endorsed for president a man who believes that non-white judges cannot be impartial in their cases. Yet, the governor refuses to acknowledge whether or not he shares this view or even if he’ll campaign with Trump in North Carolina. Families across the state are rightly horrified that their governor would support Donald Trump and they deserve to know if Pat McCrory plans to campaign with him.”
http://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2016/06/09/the-morning-roundup-nc-senate-budget-still-mostly-sucks

WITN-Greenville
Clip aired on 6/8 featuring the NC Democratic Party’s response to McCrory’s endorsement of Trump. Also includes comments from the chair of the NC Republican Party.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH8PULnnYeI&feature=youtu.be

NCDP ON THE RECORD
WRAL-TV
Two 10 minute clips featuring NCDP’s Executive Director, Kimberly Reynolds, and NCGOP’s Executive Director, Dallas Woodhouse, on the June 11th episode of WRAL’s On the Record. They discuss the June 7 primary, HB2 and more.
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCiIAOZ0ebM
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5IxVeDXx6M

NCDP ON THE AIR

WPTF

Two clips aired on 6/7 featuring an on-air interview with NCDP chair Patsy Keever. Keever discusses the presidential candidates, HB2 and more.
Part 1: https://soundcloud.com/user-614190469/wptf-interview-with-ncdp-chair-patsy-keever-part-1
Part 2: https://soundcloud.com/user-614190469/wptf-interview-with-ncdp-chair-patsy-keever-part-2

NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

WNCN-CBS Raleigh

NC Democrats choose delegates for national convention
By Michael Hyland
“Earlier in the day, Democrats chose their delegates to send to the national convention. Several people were trying to win spots as pledged delegates for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Based on the results in the March primary, Clinton was awarded 60 pledged delegates while Sanders received 47.”
http://wncn.com/2016/06/11/nc-democrats-choose-delegates-for-national-convention/

Time Warner Cable News
NC Democrats Held Annual State Convention in Raleigh

By TWC News Staff & Associated Press

“North Carolina Democratic activists in Raleigh are aiming to get unified after a contentious national presidential primary contest and energized by their standard bearer in statewide races this fall. More than 1,000 people were expected to attend the state Democratic Party Convention on Saturday at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center.”
http://www.twcnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/news/2016/06/11/north-carolina-democrats-hold-convention–hear-cooper.html

WXII-Greensboro

Clip aired on 6/11 about the convention

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atSoJco_MtQ&feature=youtu.be

WTVD-ABC Raleigh

Clip aired on 6/11 about the convention

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_R8NEa41PA&feature=youtu.be

WNCN-CBS Raleigh

Reporter: Michael Hyland

Clip aired on 6/12 about the convention

https://youtu.be/ZhXv_E6dnvg

Time Warner Cable News

Clip aired on 6/12 about the convention

https://youtu.be/SAHnVPtd7mk

JEFFERSON JACKSON DINNER

News & Observer

Cooper attacks McCrory with comparison to Trump, contrast to GOP governors

By: Bryan Anderson

“Gov. McCrory and Donald Trump are a lot alike,” Cooper said. “They both use this divisive rhetoric as a political tool to try to divide us … We’ve seen the consequences of putting your divisive social agenda above jobs and schools with the signing of House Bill 2.”

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/under-the-dome/article83311887.html

Associated Press

Cooper rallies North Carolina Democrats at state convention

By Anna Groneworld

"We cannot afford to lose this race," Cooper said. "North Carolina is at a crossroads. We are going to make choices. Are we going to be the North Carolina that we know we are or are we going to fall in to the trap of just helping those at the top, starving public education and marking it harder for people to vote? I don’t think so."

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article83189072.html

Also ran in:

BlueRidgeNow.com

(http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20160611/APN/306119909)

Charlotte Observer (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article83189072.html)

Clay Center Dispatch

(http://www.ccenterdispatch.com/news/state/article_a964d8b8-3f4a-5ecd-b9e5-d01c55dc950c.html)

Hickory Daily Record

(http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/state/ap/cooper-rallies-north-carolina-democrats-at-state-convention/article_365277e4-f0a2-59a7-b423-52827dec8853.html)

The Roanoke Times (http://www.roanoke.com/news/virginia/wire/cooper-rallies-north-carolina-democrats-at-state-convention/article_1c37dc3f-e6fd-5d40-a83c-9b2f566fc590.html)

Winston-Salem Journal

(http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/cooper-rallies-north-carolina-democrats-at-state-convention/article_a78a841d-456e-5782-8fb7-0e7c06232ace.html)
WITN Greenville (http://www.witn.com/content/news/Cooper-rallies-North-Carolina-Democrats-at-state-convention-382608011.html)

WRAL

http://www.wral.com/north-carolina-democrats-to-hold-convention-hear-cooper/15770308/

WTOC-TV Savannah

(http://www.wtoc.com/story/32198328/cooper-rallies-north-carolina-democrats-at-state-convention)

WJZY-FOX Charlotte

Clip aired on 6/12, featuring footage of Roy Cooper’s speech at the Jefferson Jackson dinner

https://youtu.be/KF3ujvgVB5k

WUNC Radio

News clip aired on 6/13, that briefly discussed Roy Cooper’s speech at the Jefferson Jackson dinner

https://soundcloud.com/user-614190469/613-wunc-news-radio-clip-about-roy-coopers-speech-at-the-jefferson-jackson-dinner

NCDP’S THOUGHTS ON PARTY UNIFICATION

IndyWeek

With Donald Trump Leading the GOP, N.C. Dems See an Opening

By Paul Blest

“As Senator Sanders comes away from the primary and sends a strong message that he’s united," she says, "they’ll see that it’s true that we’re stronger together, and it’s too dangerous to let Donald Trump become president of the United States."

http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/with-donald-trump-leading-the-gop-nc-dems-see-an-opening/Content?oid=5041653

NCDP’S SUPPORT OF UNAFFILIATED CANDIDATES

News & Observer

HB2 prompts unaffiliated candidates to challenge legislators

By Colin Campbell

“That’s the way we put a stop to the craziness,” Keever said. “The anger that people feel and the motivation to do something about the legislature will enter into these races.”

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article84588582.html

Also ran in:

The Charlotte Observer (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article84734687.html)

THE MCCRORY ADMINISTRATION AND TAXES

WGHP-FOX Greensboro

Clip aired on 6/16, featuring footage of NCDP chair Patsy Keever talking about new taxes that the McCrory administration has implemented over his time in office

https://youtu.be/KzTuOyryVP4

NCDP AND THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Politico

Inside the swing-state playbooks

By Kyle Cheney and Katie Glueck

“I think some Republicans are also going to vote for Hillary. Trump is just too offensive,” said Patsy Keever, the North Carolina Democratic Party chairwoman. “You don’t know what he’s going to do, you can’t trust him with the decisions of the country. It’s not a game.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/inside-the-swing-state-playbooks-224353#ixzz4CEXQzsHZ

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