The Independent Weekly is a locally-based, and locally owned publication established in the early 1980s. While the writers have a decidedly liberal bias (not a criticism, just acknowledging the facts), the information on elections on their web site beats anywhere else for completeness.
Each candidate in each NC Election and local Triangle elections is provided an opportunity to respond to a questionnaire on his/her race and to have their answers posted as to the paper online for all voters to see.
From the preface to the listing of the Independent Weekly Endorsementsin the 2010 Elections for the Triangle counties of Wake, Durham, Orange, and Chatham:
President George W. Bush was constitutionally bound to term limits. And in eight years, he nearly destroyed this country. Where were the fiscal conservatives when he was mounting enormous national debt from cutting taxes for the wealthy and waging war in Iraq? They were calling the left traitors. And now these very conservative penny-pinchers are complaining about the current debt, much of which we inherited.
Granted, there are Democrats who need to be sent home. Passive seat-warmers, they serve no one. At the Indy, we wish we could find responsible Republicans to endorse, because we would do it. (We did endorse two this year.)
But inert Dems shouldn’t be replaced by candidates who want to vandalize the government and hand over the spoils to private enterprise. We know how that feels. Corporate personhood has boosted no one but the companies and their shareholders. Some of our greatest environmental and financial disasters were brought to you by an unbridled, deregulated free market.
Where can you find out about the candidates?
The Indy‘s candidate questionnaires
Other resources include Project Vote Smart, which lists candidates and their stances on the issues.
The Center for Responsive Politicshas federal campaign finance information.
NC Center for Voter Education and UNC-TV’s voter education guides with candidate profiles.
Wake County 2010 Independent Weekly Voting Guide
Durham County 2010 Independent Weekly Voting Guide
Orange County 2010 Independent Weekly Voting Guide
Related Stories October 13, 2010 in the Independent Weekly and online:
- U.S. Congress 2010 Endorsements
U.S. Senate; U.S. House Districts 2, 4 and 13
- N.C. Senate 2010 Endorsements
Districts 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20 and 23
- N.C. House 2010 Endorsements
Districts 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 50 and 54
- Wake County 2010 Endorsements
Board of Commissioners Districts 1, 2, 3 and 7; Sheriff
- Durham County 2010 Endorsements
Sheriff; Street Bond Referendum