Wake County District Attorney Watch

Wake County District Attorney Race Thoughts

Wake County voters will elect a new District Attorney, the first DA elected by voters in more than two decades not named “Colon Willoughby.” Willoughby announced that he would not seek re-election in January and then soon after announced his retirement. District Court Judge Ned Mangum was appointed as interim DA to fill out the…

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Colon Willoughby Endorses Lorrin Freeman

Colon Willoughby endorsed Democratic candidate Lorrin Freeman: I worked alongside Lorrin in the Wake County Courthouse for almost 10 years and have seen her commitment to serving justice with integrity and fairness. She has the experience and leadership to maintain the public trust.

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John Bryant up with Television Ads

John Bryant, the Republican candidate for Wake County District Attorney, has a television spot out that I happened to see in between what seems like an endless loop of Thom Tillis – Kay Hagan ads. The ad notes that Bryant has been endorsed by Sheriff Donnie Harrison who also is seeking, and largely expected to…

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Low Turnout, No Media Coverage

North Carolina’s rule that a person clear 40 percent had some logic back when the Democratic Party was dominant from, say, the 1890s to the 1980s. It was put in place by the Democrats to broaden support for the party in what was essentially a single-party state for much of the twentieth century. Today, the…

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Republican Run-Off: Wake District Attorney

John Bryant wins primary run-off with backing of Jefferson Griffin, party establishment. It’ll be Bryant for the Republicans vs. Lorrin Freeman for the Democrats in the fall. 178 of 200 precincts reporting (8:22 pm): John Bryant – 63.36%. Jeff Cruden – 36.64%.

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Jeff Cruden endorsed by Skip Stam

The July 15 runoff in the Republican Primary between Jeff Cruden and John Bryant is upon us. Republican House Speaker Pro Tem in the North Carolina General Assembly, has sent out an email endorsing Cruden: On Tuesday, July 15, the run-off election will be held for Wake County District Attorney. I will be voting for…

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Jeff Cruden Responds to Mailer Questioning his Party Affiliation

Jeff Cruden responded in an email to supporters regarding his party affiliation in the wake of a mailer sent out by the Bryant for DA campaign noting Cruden’s recent party switch from Democrat to Republican. The email reads: Recently, my opponent called into question my conservative values and dedication to the Republican Party in a…

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Mailer Asks: Is Jeff Cruden a Republican?

Update Below The Wake County District Attorney’s race is headed for a run-off on the Republican side with Jeff Cruden, assistant district attorney, and John Bryant, a long-time private attorney in Wake County, having come in first and second in May’s primary. Under North Carolina law, a candidate must win with at least 40 percent…

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Jefferson Griffin endorses John Bryant in Republican Runoff

Jefferson Griffin, who secured more than 22 percent of the votes in the May 6 Republican Primary for Wake County District Attorney, announced today that he has endorsed Republican John Bryant in his runoff with Republican Jeff Cruden set for July 15, 2014. Cruden (33.68%) edged Bryant (32.61%) out by just 404 votes out of…

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The Day After

Lorrin Freeman emailed her supporters earlier today thanking them, and thanking Boz Zellinger for his service to the people of Wake County as an Assistant District Attorney. She announced that Zellinger has endorsed her campaign. In a gracious post to his Facebook page, Zellinger congratulated “Lorrin Freeman on her hard fought and well-deserved victory. We…

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