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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — NC Senate candidate Elizabeth Redenbaugh held a fundraiser at The River Room Saturday evening with former Gov. Jim Hunt.

Hunt spoke about how the North Carolina government would be better if Redenbaugh was in office compared to what Republicans have done with the budget and education.

Hunt, North Carolina’s longest serving governor, believes education is the root of our state, and that was being cut in the budget that was recently signed by Gov. Pat McCrory.

“This new budget has led to an increase in class size all over North Carolina including New Hanover County,” Hunt said. “It’s going to mean teacher assistants are going to be cut out. A lot of them were cut out last year. Even more will be cut out this year. It’s going to hurt North Carolina.”

Redenbaugh, a Democrat, is running for the 9th District Senate against Republican Michael Lee.

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