In suburban House District 62, a Democratic “rock star” who has outraised her opponent almost 10 to 1 is seeking to unseat a Republican incumbent lawman who has lost the support of law enforcement.
Martha Shafer, the Democratic challenger to veteran state Rep. John Faircloth, R-Guilford, has a huge fundraising advantage as the candidates head toward the general election in six months.
Martha Shafer is among nineteen women candidates endorsed by EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics.
A Democratic candidate making her first bid for elected office will challenge state Rep. John Faircloth, R-Guilford, the veteran legislator from High Point. Retired hospital administrator Martha Shafer of Summerfield has filed to run in the redrawn 62nd State House District.
Money isn’t everything in politics — but it is an important thing, particularly if you’re a challenger trying to upset an incumbent. It’s obviously crucial to establishing name recognition and turning out voters.
When 4 million women took to the streets in protest after the election of Donald Trump, that made a powerful statement. But it also prompted a question: Will it last?
The wave of women signing up to run for political office has hit North Carolina. State Democrats spent Monday announcing nine new candidates — including six women — in their 2018 effort to break Republicans’ veto-proof majority in the state legislature.