Steve Harrison

Steve Harrison is a reporter and host at WFAE, covering politics and government. In addition to his on-air stories, Steve hosts the Inside Politics podcast and writes its weekly newsletter.

A veteran political reporter, Harrison has covered local and state politics for more than a decade in the region. He'll keep you up-to-date on the Charlotte City Council, what's happening with Mecklenburg County's Board of Commissioners, the North Carolina General Assembly, and much more. 

The two Republican members of the North Carolina State Board of Elections resigned in protest Wednesday night, with one member writing that he felt misled about recent changes to absentee mail ballots the board approved.

Former Vice President Joe Biden made his first campaign appearance in North Carolina Wednesday since the primaries when he spoke in Charlotte at Camp North End in what his team said was a Black Economic Summit.

Biden talked about ways for African Americans to grow their household wealth.

He touched on expansion of the Affordable Care Act, increasing homeownership and raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Four years ago, Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said the Senate should not confirm Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court because it was too close to the election.

North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis said Saturday that he will support President Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

Republicans are making "law and order" a key part of their fall campaigns. And that includes North Carolina’s state legislative races, where GOP House Speaker Tim Moore this week accused more than 40 Democratic candidates of supporting an agenda that would defund the police.

North Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham said Monday during a debate that he would be "hesitant" to take a vaccine for COVID-19 approved by Election Day, leading Republicans nationwide to characterize him and Democrats as "anti-vaxxers."

Cunningham, an attorney and former state legislator, is trying to unseat first-term Republican Thom Tillis. The race is one of the most closely watched this year and could decide which party controls the Senate.

When asked a hypothetical question about a vaccine, Cunningham said "he has questions."

Republican Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham were asked a hypothetical question during their first debate Monday night: If a COVID vaccine arrives before Election Day, would they take it? Would they encourage others to do so?

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham hasn’t campaigned in person since the first stay-at-home order was issued in March.

North Carolina GOP Party Chair Michael Whatley gave the nominating speech for President Trump inside a ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Delegates arriving in Charlotte for the scaled down, in-person portion of the Republican National Convention aren't being greeted by the Charlotte mayor or even business leaders.

Instead, they are ushered into a purple tent outside the downtown Westin hotel. That's where they are given a coronavirus test — even though they already had to take a self-swab COVID test at home before getting on a plane.

Delegates are arriving at the Westin for two days of Republican National Committee meetings, followed by a one-day convention on Monday.