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Observer endorses two former opponents in new statewide races

Feb. 27. The Charlotte Observer has endorsed two former opponents in the primary elections for two different statewide offices. Of course, one is Democratic and one is Republican.

NC Sen. Natasha Marcus is running in the Democratic primary for Insurance Commissioner.


Quoting the Observer:

“Marcus…has served on the Commerce & Insurance Committees, brings a precise and thorough approach to everything she does.”

Also in the mix, but on the Republican side, is Robert Brawley of Mooresville. The Observer editorial board recommended him in the GOP primary.

Former NC Sen. Jeff Tarte, who lost to Marcus in 2018, is running in the GOP primary for State Auditor.

Quoting the Observer:


“Jeff Tarte worked with the state auditor’s office during his time as state senator, and he authored legislation requiring the six largest North Carolina departments to undergo an independent financial audit every two years. He’s a moderate Republican who understands that the state auditor is not and should not be partisan.”

About the Primary

Early voting continues through 3 pm Saturday March 2 at limited sites, including Cornelius Town Hall.

On March 5, all Mecklenburg County voting places will be open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.

Registered voters can select from a lengthy list of candidates starting with president of the United States and ending with the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners.

Those registered as Democratic or Republican can only vote in their respective primaries. However, registered independent voters can select either the Republican or Democratic ballot, but not both. More info: www.mecknc.gov.