2022 north carolina senate election

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The field of candidates angling for a coveted U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina just got smaller.

Democrat Jeff Jackson confirmed in an announcement on social media Thursday morning that he is dropping out of the 2022 election.

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In her bid for U.S. Senate, Erica Smith came to Gastonia Sunday as part of her 100-county tour of North Carolina. She pulled up to Erwin Park in her Toyota Highlander, which had some dents on the side and a blue plastic bag covering a missing taillight.

Trump Uses NC Speech To Assert Party Control

Jun 7, 2021
Cory Vaillancourt

On Saturday, former President Donald Trump made one of his first major public appearances since losing the 2020 election, addressing a North Carolina Republican Party convention in Greenville.

If there were any lingering questions over Trump’s continuing influence among party loyalists, he answered them that night.

The 2020 election results were barely finalized by the time the 2022 U.S. Senate race in North Carolina started heating up.

RALEIGH — Coming off a narrow election defeat in 2020, North Carolina’s first Black woman to serve as chief justice on the state Supreme Court will soon enter the 2022 U.S. Senate race, two advisers familiar with her deliberations said Thursday.