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By John Sanford Friedrich
“After retiring from Duke Energy and then suffering the effects of a struggling economy on his own small business, Representative Mike Hager decided to use his education and experience in business to first run for the General Assembly in 2010.” So opens the biography for Rep. Mike Hager (R-112 Rutheford). After nearly six years of public service, Hager has announced he shall step down from his seat and position as majority leader.
During the Democratic primaries, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton proved themselves to be starkly different candidates for many reasons. One of their main differences can be seen in their supporters. Sanders is a champion of progressive values who widely appeals to millenials and working class voters. Clinton is a seasoned politican with one of the most decorated résumés in American political history. Her supporters are mostly older and more affluent.
On Wednesday, May 18th, a reception was held at the home of Christine and George Reddin in support of Roy Cooper's gubernatorial campaign. Cooper, North Carolina's current Attorney General, was in attendance and even gave a short speech to a room full of around 40-50 supporters, donors, legislators, and more.
By John Friedrich
Sex is an effective way to capture people’s interest. Sometimes the viscerally attractive are used to sell fast food hamburgers and other times the topic serves to cover up deeper issues.