Union County Republicans heard a legislative update this week from John Locke Foundation Executive Vice President Kory Swanson. Wake County Republican Women heard a presentation on a similar theme from Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray. The News & Observer promoted Gray’s Wake appearance. Gray will offer a policy briefing to 40 N.C. House Republican candidates Saturday. Gray also continues her semiweekly policy and political updates for WTSB Radio listeners. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted Gray’s most recent column previewing this year’s legislative short session.

WPTF Radio called on Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson to discuss a Wake County judge’s refusal to dismiss campaign finance charges lodged against two associates of Gov. Beverly Perdue. WPTF also interviewed JLF Director of Education Studies Terry Stoops about the steps North Carolina is taking to address the disappearance of federal “EduJobs” money. The News & Observer published today Stoops’ column on the lessons Wake County public schools can learn from a recent Brookings Institution report.

WTVD Television turned twice in the past week to JLF Director of Communications Mitch Kokai. First, Kokai discussed the political implications of N.C. Democratic Party chairman David Parker‘s decision to revoke his resignation in the wake of the sexual harassment scandal surrounding the party’s former executive director. Second, Kokai responded to the Project Veritas video from James O’Keefe that purported to show the danger of potential voter fraud in North Carolina. Kokai also discussed the week’s top political news with Curtis Wright on WAAV/WFNC Radio.