North Carolina voters elected a new Republican U.S. senator and helped conservatives maintain supermajorities in the state House and Senate. Democrats fell short of their goal of chipping away at Republican power at the state level. John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood analyzed North Carolina results, state-level electoral news from across the country, and new conservative opportunities for 2015 in separate entries for National Review Online’s primary blog, “The Corner.” N.C. Senate Republicans promoted in their daily press email Hood’s column on the failure of Democrats’ North Carolina strategy, along with his column on government spending growth. Hood discusses election results and their political implications during this weekend’s edition of Curtis Media Group’s “Carolina Newsmakers” program.

Carolina Journal‘s ongoing investigation into allegations of self-dealing and conflict of interest involving outgoing U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s family attracted attention from Sean Hannity’s syndicated radio program, the Washington Free Beacon,, Reason, The Federalist, and N.C. Senate Republicans. Executive Editor Don Carrington discussed the latest developments in the investigation with the WRHT Radio morning program.

Carolina Journal Radio Co-Host Donna Martinez anchored election-night coverage for an 11-station radio network stretching from Oriental to Asheville. CJ Managing Editor Rick Henderson served throughout the broadcast as a featured analyst, and JLF Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray joined the network for analysis as well. Gray discusses elections this weekend on the “N.C. Spin” syndicated television program, and election-related topics dominated the latest editions of her twice-weekly appearances on WTSB Radio. Martinez and Henderson discuss top electoral developments for this weekend’s edition of Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” program.

Time Warner Cable News interviewed CJ Associate Editor and “Meck Deck” blogger Michael Lowrey about bonds on the ballot for Charlotte residents. JLF Director of Communications Mitch Kokai analyzed election results for Curtis Wright on WMYT Radio. Chapel Hill’s Daily Tar Heel interviewed Kokai about Libertarian Senate candidate Sean Haugh and about Tillis’ Senate victory.

The Lumberton Robesonian, N.C. Spin website,, and N.C. Senate Republicans all promoted Gray’s column describing the 2014 N.C. election as a referendum on recent state policy changes. and the Senate GOP cited Henderson’s CJ article recapping key election results. N.C. Senate Republicans also noted Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s article on the N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation’s election recap. picked up JLF Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops‘ research newsletter on the implications of this week’s elections for education policy. The N.C. Spin site highlighted Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry‘s “Locker Room” blog entry compiling bond referendums on ballots across the state.  A election analysis cited Curry’s review of North Carolina’s latest state budget.