RALEIGH: NC Democrats, GOP hold state conventions - WRBL

NC Democrats, GOP hold state conventions

Posted: Updated:

North Carolina Democratic and Republican activists are gathering for a weekend of speeches from national and state political notables at state convention gatherings.

The state Republican Party convention begins Friday at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in the mountains. On Saturday, the state Democratic Party convention precedes the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Raleigh.

Potential 2016 presidential candidates Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are among Saturday's GOP speakers. So are Gov. Pat McCrory and state House Speaker Thom Tillis, who won the party's Senate nomination last month and will challenge Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.

Hagan is speaking at the Democrats' dinner, as is Attorney General Roy Cooper, who is planning a 2016 gubernatorial run.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.