December 21, 2012 -
Wealthy Republican donor Art Pope has been building influence and clout for years in North Carolina. Appointed this week to direct the state's budget, he now finds himself with his hands on the levers of power.
December 6, 2012 -
Especially since the Great Recession, people in the U.S. aren't moving as much as they used to. But new Census data shows that for those who do move, the South is the most popular destination.
November 29, 2012 -
The 2012 elections revealed that, like the rest of the country, the South is undergoing big demographics changes that will change the shape of politics in the region for years to come.
November 21, 2012 -
Conservative donor Art Pope's money helped the GOP take control of North Carolina's legislature in 2010. In 2012, Pope's family, business and groups helped fuel even bigger Republican gains in the battleground state.
November 9, 2012 -
Democrats are gleefully pointing to the failure of big-spending GOP donors to put Obama and Congressional Democrats out of office. But reports of Big Money's death are greatly exaggerated.
November 6, 2012 -
In the Southern swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, more than 7 million voters cast ballots early. Both Democrats and Republicans can find bright spots in the early voting numbers.