politics

Pat McCrory’s radio show climbed to No. 1. Will he give it up for a Senate run?

Four years ago, Pat McCrory couldn’t find a job. He’d lost his governor’s seat by about 10,000 votes. Universities didn’t want to hire him...

Exclusive: How Charlotte’s favorite millennial politician dad decided to run for Senate

Jeff Jackson spent the holidays doing two things: weighing the positives and negatives of a run for U.S. Senate, and bouncing up and down on a trampoline with...

Charlotte employers pause political contributions following Capitol riots

Some large Charlotte employers are suspending political donations or reviewing their policies following the riots at the U.S. Capitol last week. Bank of...

Job opening on city council: What’s next after James Mitchell’s abrupt resignation

James “Smuggie” Mitchell’s abrupt resignation from city council after 20 years Monday morning caused actual head turns from his colleagues in...

What Vi Lyles texted Dan Bishop the day of the D.C. riot

On the same night he voted to object to the certification of the presidential election, Republican Rep. Dan Bishop took the floor in the U.S. House and read to...

Sen. Tillis supports certification of Biden’s victory

Sen. Thom Tillis said Wednesday he’d vote to certify Joe Biden’s election in the joint session of Congress. Why it matters: The Republican from the...

A split N.C. Supreme Court could be a more politicized one

In one of the tightest elections in state history, Paul Newby defeated Cherri Beasley in the race for North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice by about 400...

What’s your ‘1 big thing’ for 2021? Here’s what 9 Charlotte leaders said

If you read any of Axios’s newsletters, you know they start each with a “1 big thing.” (In case you missed it, Axios purchased Axios...

Jeff Jackson is exploring a run for U.S. Senate

Jeff Jackson is considering a bid to become his generation’s first U.S. Senator. The 38-year-old state senator, a millennial who’s inarguably one of...

What to expect with the scaled-back RNC in Charlotte this month

In less than two weeks, just under 400 visitors will arrive in Charlotte for the Republican National Convention, a fraction of the crowd the event was supposed...

The countdown is on: The Republican National Convention begins six months from today

Six months from today, thousands of politicians, journalists, pundits, and tourists will swarm Charlotte for the Republican National Convention. The event,...

Why Charlotte is melting down right now over the Republican National Convention

Charlotte has been talking off and on since February about hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention. While the politics of these things are always...