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Tue Jan 26, 2021, 09:47 AM

NCSen. Jeff Jackson announcing run for US Senate. Today.

https://amp.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article248608500.html

North Carolina state Sen. Jeff Jackson is expected to announce today that he is running for the U.S. Senate in 2022, the latest candidate to enter what could be a large field to replace outgoing Sen. Richard Burr.

Jackson, a 38-year-old Democrat from Charlotte, is in his fourth term in the state Senate. A former Gaston County prosecutor, Jackson is a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve and an Afghanistan war veteran.

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Reply NCSen. Jeff Jackson announcing run for US Senate. Today. (Original post)
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BComplex Jan 2021 #2
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Jan 2021 #29
neohippie Jan 2021 #24
calimary Jan 2021 #27
Wounded Bear Jan 2021 #3
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #6
msfiddlestix Jan 2021 #7
blm Jan 2021 #8
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msfiddlestix Jan 2021 #14
IronLionZion Jan 2021 #16
karynnj Jan 2021 #23
msfiddlestix Jan 2021 #28
liskddksil Jan 2021 #11
msfiddlestix Jan 2021 #13
moose65 Jan 2021 #20
liskddksil Jan 2021 #22
OnDoutside Jan 2021 #15
blm Jan 2021 #18
OnDoutside Jan 2021 #19
octoberlib Jan 2021 #17
ChoppinBroccoli Jan 2021 #21
BobTheSubgenius Jan 2021 #25
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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 10:02 AM

1. No Republican in NC wants to run against Jackson.

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 10:10 AM

2. I hope you're right blm.

I'm from NC, and I don't know anything about him. But we absolutely have to get a democrat elected to the senate this time.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 10:14 AM

4. GOP gerrymandered district to get rid of him. He STILL won

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Response to blm (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 10:20 AM

5. Wow!

That's awesome news!

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 12:37 PM

24. Isn't there a Trump who was going to run?

Laura Trump or is it considered unlikely with his brand in the state it's in?

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/19/lara-trump-north-carolina-senate-seat-438447

Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump, is considering a Senate run in North Carolina, according to two people familiar with her plans.

She is looking at a possible run in 2022, as Republican Sen. Richard Burr’s term comes to a close. Burr has said he will not seek reelection after more than 15 years in office.


Though historically Republican and going for the president this year, North Carolina has increasingly emerged as a swing state, with Trump winning by slightly over than 1 percentage point — considerably closer than in 2016.


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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 12:51 PM

27. I'd love to see that seat flipped!

We need a few of ‘em!

AND two more if we go for DC statehood.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 10:14 AM

3. K&R...nt

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 10:20 AM

6. K&R!

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 10:32 AM

7. That's OUTSTANDING News!

Just read about him in the link. What disturbs me is that he wanted to run in 2020 but Schumer said no, because Cunningham.

Then it's reported in the article that Schumer discouraged Jackson's intention to hold town halls, but instead told him to bunker down off radar and raise money instead.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 10:42 AM

8. Jackson will have no problem raising money. He's also

a knock on doors and talk to people guy. If he catches you in the middle of cleaning brush he’ll help you do it while you tell him what a lawmaker could do that would matter in your life.

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Response to blm (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 11:16 AM

10. Laura TRump is running for that seat?

I thought I read a few months ago she intended to run for Congress in some super red district. I forget where exactly.

But running for the U.S. Senate seat. It's been clear that she's managed to stay off the radar while her father in laws presidency went down in flames, and running for Congress I thought would be bad enough. The stakes were already incredibly high, but now it's jacked upped significantly.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 11:26 AM

12. I doubt she'll run. Not against Jackson.

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Response to blm (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 11:32 AM

14. A Race to keep a close eye on and support early

it's critical actually.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 11:48 AM

16. Lara is considering running for that seat in 2022

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/529203-lara-trump-leading-republicans-in-2022-north-carolina-senate-poll

I hope NC voters reject her on her own merits and reject her for her Trump connection

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 12:31 PM

23. A year from now, the Republicans may be the ones hoping she not run

At this point, we know that the Trump campaign paid her a salary far beyond what even a high profile qualified person would get -- and no one has suggested her qualifications - other than being married to a Trump -- warrant that. In addition, it is very possible her husband will be dealing with legal problems. He already has some very major negatives.

No one knows how the next year will play out for Republicans. One very real possibility is that they turn on the messenger (Trump) while doubling down on the message (essentially white nationalism and a bizarre idea that God supported Trump) A second possibility is blaming the people around Trump - including people like Lara and Eric. (Easily done just by pointing out that the waste of money AND the stories of how money was misused could be said to have had an impact -- lesser negatives have been blamed in past elections) If either of these happen, she will be poison to many people.

One question for North Carolinians, will the fact that she has not lived there since she was young matter? (I have lived in states where it wouldn't - ie NJ, and states where it very likely would - VT, where the Democratic Lt Governor in debates, ads etc made constant reference to being a 4th generation Vermonter at least in the primary.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 01:09 PM

28. My Fervent Prayer is that the long arm of Justice Nails all of these Charlatans

We are observing a political dynamic in our country revealing supporters of this Cult leader willing ignore any and all crimes this family commits as being perfectly acceptable.

If this changes in the next year, that will at least reaffirm something resembling a rational, sane and functioning democracy.



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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 11:22 AM

11. If true DSCC is dusting off the old-tired playbook that's lead us to defeat every cycle nt

 

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Response to liskddksil (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 11:30 AM

13. yeppers - I'll quibble that it's an "old playbook".. Apparently it's still in use.

no further comment from me on this point...

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Response to liskddksil (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 11:59 AM

20. What?

Are you saying that Jackson will lose? Based on what?

Since both of my state reps are sorry Republicans, I follow Jackson on Facebook. He often posts updates about what is going on in the legislature in Raleigh. He's a great communicator and very personable.

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Response to moose65 (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 12:17 PM

22. The part about Schumer demanding he prioritize fundraisers over town halls

 

That is mistake we keep making over and over. Our candidates need to be out early defining their selves to the electorate before the Republicans define us on their terms.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 11:36 AM

15. I hope they've done an EXHAUSTIVE background check, after Cunningham.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 11:54 AM

18. Unlike Cunningham, Jackson is an open book and

has been for this last decade he’s served in public life.

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Response to blm (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 11:55 AM

19. Good, 51-49 sounds a whole lot better.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 11:50 AM

17. Jackson is a good communicator and is popular.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 12:05 PM

21. Why You No Vote For Jeff Jackson? He The Name You Know!


OK, yes, I changed the name a little bit, but it's still funny.


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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 12:43 PM

25. Lacking any in depth knowledge of him, he seems to be a great candidate.

Depending on who he's running against, he could even draw some centrist Republicans....and wouldn't that be sweet, in and of itself?

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 12:49 PM

26. Noted: his military experience & that's something our party doesn't have to lie about


or be dishonest at least to my knowledge.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 07:02 PM

30. He is the real deal...

I don't know him personally, as I don't know any current pol here in Mecklenburg. I'm on his list and have been following him for a few years. He is a good North Carolina Democrat along the lines of Governor Roy Cooper, not particularly liberal, but I think just right for NC. He is going places.

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