Jamie Dean

Jamie is WORLD’s national editor based in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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Red and blue all over

Elections | Unexpected primary winners punctuate tight battles between Republicans and Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterm elections
by Jamie Dean
Posted 9/27/18, 12:04 pm

On a warm September morning, Bill Lee was making phone calls from a campaign bus en route to meet with members of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association in Memphis, Tenn.

The visit was one of dozens of campaign stops the GOP candidate made in recent months, barnstorming the Volunteer State as the unlikely front-runner in the race for governor of Tennessee.

Lee has never held public office, he’s never attempted a bid in politics, and unlike his Republican opponents, he didn’t run attack ads in his successful bid for the GOP nomination for governor.

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Supreme crisis

Supreme Court | In a vexing process, conservatives have an opportunity to be careful with the truth while pursuing the truth
by Jamie Dean
Posted 9/26/18, 05:00 pm

What a week in Washington, D.C.

On Monday evening at a restaurant near the U.S. Capitol, a small crowd of protesters ambushed Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife, Heidi, as they made their way to a booth in the upscale eatery. The demonstrators heckled the couple until they left: “We believe survivors!” 

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Florence’s ‘one-two punch’

Disaster relief | Relief groups and churches in North Carolina prepare for a second round of flooding from Florence
by Jamie Dean
Posted 9/17/18, 11:05 am

On Sunday morning in New Bern, N.C., residents in one of the towns hardest hit by the effects of Hurricane Florence surveyed the massive storm’s damage and contemplated the possibility of more flooding this week, as rivers in coastal regions continue to rise.

“It’s been a pretty catastrophic storm,” said Pastor Jim Pennington of Temple Baptist Church in New Bern. “And the thing is—it’s going to be a one-two punch.”

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