Poll: Bill Brawley leads Ann Newman in Dist. 103 race

Republican nominee Bill Brawley is leading the State House District 103 race – which comprises Matthews, Mint Hill, and east Charlotte – against Democratic opponent Ann Newman according to a new SurveyUSA poll released today by the Civitas Institute.

According to the poll of 350 registered voters in that district, 45 percent of voters said if the election for state representative were held today, they would vote for Brawley who is looking to replace retiring Rep. Jim Gulley (R).  Thirty-nine percent said they would vote for Newman, and 16 percent said they were undecided.

Among voters who said they were most likely to vote in 2010, Brawley’s lead expands to 49 percent to 39 percent. Continue reading


Running for Mecklenburg County Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor: Lord God King

The Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor  in Mecklenburg County could be in good hands next year if David Michael Rice wins. Earlier this year, Rice was a Republican candidate for County Commissioner at-large. The Charlotte Observer, in a candidate questionnaire, asked him what was one thing about himself that would surprise people. His answer? He was born Lord God King.

In June, after losing the primary, he filed to run for Soil and Water. He will compete against Dempsey Miller of Huntersville in the non-partisan race.

(Hat Tip: William Gray Newman via Facebook.)


Senate District 35 primary: Gloves are off

Perhaps one of the most contentious political races in years is the contest for Republican primary in Senate District 35. Tommy Tucker is taking on former Senator Fern Shubert, and both have taken off the gloves in the last few days before the primary May 4. Shubert claims Tucker is misrepresenting her record, sending a mailer that claimed Shubert was ineffective because she sponsored or cosponsored 100 bills and none of them passed during her tenure as Senator. Shubert points out that 100 bills is a stretch because it can be counted in several different ways. Some current and former legislators have come out in support of Shubert. Hugh Webster, a former NC Senator  for 12 years representing Alamance and Caswell Counties, sent this letter to us. (The Mint Hill Times had already gone to print, so it wasn’t in this week’s edition.)

I did not know the person opposing Former Senator Fern Shubert in the upcoming Republican primary to represent Union County in the North Carolina Senate. However I recently saw some of the outrageously misleading fliers her opponent put out against Senator Shubert and I am shocked that this trash is coming from a self-proclaimed republican. His ads say more about himself than they do about Shubert. I served in the legislature with Fern and she is absolutely honest, hard working, conservative, brilliant, ever loyal to constituency. She NEVER supported a tax increase. She stood strong against crooks (like Jim Black for example). As to her accuser, my Dad would say, “only a snake could wiggle like that.” Look for the truth. Find it in Fern Shubert.


Candidate for NC Senate was once on Glenn Beck

Fern Shubert, who is running against Tommy Tucker in the Republican primary for state Senate District 35, was on the Glenn Beck show on Fox News a couple of years ago. Here’s a clip from youtube:


Former candidate for Dist. 103 could hear from the courts this week

As the Mint Hill Times has reported since 2008, former unaffiliated Dist. 103 candidate Mark Brody is challenging the way North Carolina allows third parties access to ballots. In 2008, Brody collected signatures of 4 percent of registered voters so he could run as an unaffiliated candidate. He became the only state-wide unaffiliated candidate to get on a ballot in more than a century, eventually losing to Jim Gulley. This time, Brody took his case to the courts. He filed a lawsuit on February 11 and was told to expect a response by March 11.

“This lawsuit is going to catch them by surprise,” Brody said.