Judge Ola Lewis’ surprise decision to run for chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court attracted attention from WECT Television, which sought Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson‘s expert analysis on the issue. Henderson covers other electoral developments during this week’s “On The Trail” segment for Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” program. The Kernersville News published his recent CJ editorial on the negative impact of gerrymandered electoral districts.

The Greensboro News & Record‘s “Off The Record” blog cited John Locke Foundation President John Hood‘s CJ column this week on the importance of this year’s county commission elections across North Carolina. The Laurinburg Exchange picked up CJ Associate Editor Michael Lowrey‘s column on the role of groupthink in Charlotte’s economic development plans. The Kernersville News published JLF Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray‘s recent column on the link between North Carolina’s 2014 elections and freedom.

N.C. Senate Republicans promoted in their daily press emails Gray’s preview of this year’s short state legislative session, along with Hood’s columns on Democrats’ petulant response to negative Obamacare news and this year’s county commission elections, CJ Publisher Jon Ham‘s column on the mainstream media’s growing aversion to some “man-bites-dog” stories, Associate Editor Dan Way‘s article on the costs associated with state certificate-of-need regulations, Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s report on the limited potential impact of recent state election law changes, and Smith’s story about North Carolina school boards’ mixed reaction to a lawsuit challenging new opportunity scholarships. NCPoliticalNews.com highlighted Smith’s election law article, his opportunity scholarship story, and Ham’s man-bites-dog column.