Bernie Sanders

Matt Bush

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders rally last Friday at Salvage Station will likely be the first of many candidate visits to Asheville in the 2020 presidential election cycle.  A large set of circumstances - from its progressive political reputation, to the long ballot of 23 Democratic presidential candidates, to its location in a media market that straddles two states that will vote early in the 2020 primaries - should make Asheville a popular spot for candidates visit before next year's North Carolina primary in March.

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“Check the receipt.” That was an overarching theme of presidential hopeful Bernie Sander’s campaign rally in Asheville Fri. The Vermont Senator highlighted his consistent political record throughout his career, in his pitch to voters for the Democratic nomination.

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One of the early front runners in the bid for the Democratic presidential primary vote is stopping in Asheville on Fri.

If you're watching the Democratic National Convention this week, wait for the camera to pan the audience. Pause the TV; now squint hard. On the first floor, just where the seats begin to slope up, is the North Carolina delegation. Sitting in that clump of delegates will be 18-year-old Evan Redmond, the youngest delegate to represent the state at this week's convention.

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Logan Wallace is a Hillary Clinton supporter and a delegate representing western North Carolina at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week.  The 22-year-old Franklin native is a lifelong Democrat who's been very active in local politics in Macon County.  Now he's attending his first presidential convention.  Wallace told me he got behind Clinton because of her experience and track record of getting things done.  He said that polls showing many voters find Clinton untrustworthy is largely a product of negative coverage by the media.  But he says once voters get a chance

WNC Delegate to the RNC Ready for Cleveland

Jul 15, 2016
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Republicans are gathering in Cleveland to formally nominate Donald Trump for President.  The Republican National Convention begins Monday with four days of made-for-television speeches and events.  Political observers are watching closely to see whether or not the GOP will coalesce around Trump or not. 

After giving speeches in Georgia and South Carolina over the weekend, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders got on stage in front of a crowd of more than nine thousand people in Greensboro Sunday evening.