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April 9, 2018
April 13 is the last day to register to vote ahead of May 9 primary elections
Friday the 13th is not about bad luck this April – it’s the deadline to register to vote before the North Carolina primary elections! Please be sure to register so you can execute your duty and privilege to participate in the election process. Information to register can be found here or at your county board of elections.

Congressional recess brings productive credit union visits, but also heated rhetoric, personal attacks
Reps. Robert Pittenger (R-NC9) and Ted Budd (R-NC13) took time during Easter recess to visit NC credit unions.

During the congressional recess that concludes today, members of Congress had time to visit constituents, and participate in town hall meetings and candidate forums. Two members of Congress and of the House Financial Services Committee, Congressman Ted Budd (R-NC13) and Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC9), took time to visit with credit unions in North Carolina.

The visits were organized by the Carolinas Credit Union League and were excellent opportunities for credit unions to discuss urgent matters, such as the need for passage of S. 2155, Economic Growth Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. They were not, however, on par with the raucous events other Charlotte-area candidates experienced.

Democrats running for districts that serve the Charlotte area met April 5 at a forum held by the Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Returning 9th district congressional candidate Christian Cano and front-runner Dan McCready exchanged NSFW barbs. The candidates are battling to face off with credit union-supporter, incumbent Robert Pittenger, who has a tough primary election of his own. Candidates for the 12th district Patrick Register and Keith Young sparred with incumbent Congresswoman Alma Adams. The Charlotte Observer posted the highlights on its website.


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