The 9th District State Senate race has become hotly contested. Incumbent Democrat Julia Boseman has been dogged by personal financial matters pushed further into the spotlight by Republican opponent Michael Lee. The last hours before Election Day for Boseman and Lee were spent very differently. After a hard fought, long campaign, both candidates for the 9th District State Senate Seat are heading into the election with a positive attitude. "We have had a great campaign; I've had a lot of fun and learned a lot. I've met a whole bunch of folks from our community and learned a lot about our community I didn't already know," said Michael Lee. "We feel good about the race, but we are not taking anything for granted or we wouldn't be going out knocking on people's doors asking for their votes," said Boseman. Incumbent Democrat Julia Boseman spent the day canvassing with volunteers, urging voters to head out to the polls if they haven't done so already. Her challenger, Republican Michael Lee spent the day at his law office. Both candidates agree, the race to Raleigh has been a tough one, especially when it comes down to their opinions of each other. Lee acknowledged that he and Boseman are on different ends of the spectrum. “I don't agree with some of her policies, generally speaking. I wouldn't have made some of the choices she has made. But we really want to focus on some of the things we want to do in this campaign, and if I'm elected to the North Carolina Senate, I can really help North Carolina get back on track." Boseman knows that the campaign has been nasty and is ready for Election Day to get here. "It's been a difficult campaign. I think the race that my opponent did was probably the nastiest one I've ever seen or been through, but we have people here who are concentrating on the issues an know my record, and that's what we are hoping for on Election Day." Each candidate argues that understanding the needs of this community is what makes them the best choice on Election Day. Lee and Boseman will be campaigning hard at the polls Tuesday. Lee plans on watching the numbers come in at the New Hanover County Government Center. Boseman will be watching the end of Election Day from the comfort of her home.
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