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VOTE 2012: Palombo hopes to unseat Congressional incumbent in newly expanded 3rd District

Thanks to redistricting, our area will be served by two members of the US House of Representatives. Much of Pender County and part of Wilmington are now in the 3rd Congressional District. Rep. Walter Jones has held that seat for 18 years, but this year he has a challenge in the Republican primary from former New Bern Police Chief Frank Palombo. Today Palombo discussed why he believes Congress needs term limits and why folks in our area should not feel marginalized in their new district.

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McIntyre files to run for ninth term in Congress

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Rep. Mike McIntyre has filed to run for re-election in North Carolina's 7th District seat in the US House. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Experienced candidate Crow makes fourth run for US House

This week we've been getting to know the Republican candidates running for North Carolina's 7th District seat in the US House. Today we meet Randy Crow, who is no stranger to running for public office. This campaign is his 19th, having run for everything from city council to President of the United States.

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VOTE 2012: Pantano hoping 2010 experience propels him to 2012 success

In 2010, Ilario Pantano easily won the Republican nomination for North Carolina's 7th District seat in Congress before losing to incumbent Rep. Mike McIntyre in the general election. Pantano has been working ever since to try again. He says a lot has changed since his first run for Congress.

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VOTE 2012: David Rouzer hopes state Senate experience leads to Congress

David Rouzer is in the middle of his second term in the state Senate. Now the Republican from Johnston County wants to serve in Washington. Rouzer filed to run for US House yesterday in North Carolina's 7th Congressional District, which has a much different look this election year.

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Pantano files for US House run

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It's no secret Ilario Pantano was going to run for Congress. Today he made it official. Full story...
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Still not in race, Rouzer gets key endorsement

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He still has not filed to run, but Congressional candidate David Rouzer picked up a key endorsement. NC Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger threw his support behind Rouzer today. Full story...
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Poll: Obama’s approval rating stable while Perdue's, Congress’ ratings lower

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The most recent HPU Poll, fielded by the High Point University Survey Research Center, finds that 44 percent of North Carolinians approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance – a stable finding compared to the last HPU Poll fielded in November. Full story...
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Analysis: Obama sets up clash with GOP in budget

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President Barack Obama's new federal budget showcases the major priorities of his presidency and sets up the top battles that will be waged on both sides in the presidential campaign. Full story...
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McIntyre will run again for Congress, not governor

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Rep. Mike McIntyre wants to return to Washington instead of taking a new office in Raleigh. Full story...
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Sue Myrick won't seek re-election to Congress

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US Rep. Sue Myrick of Charlotte says she won't run again for re-election to North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. Full story...
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NC judges don't dismiss map lawsuits entirely

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A three-judge panel says a pair of lawsuits challenging North Carolina's new boundaries for congressional and legislative seats can move forward. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Election filings show Pantano Campaign has only $8,900 in cash

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videoThe latest filing with the Federal Election Commission shows Republican Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano's campaign has only $8,912.24 cash on hand. His primary opponent, State Sen. David Rouzer, has more than $221,000 cash on hand. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: McIntyre Campaign has more than $1 million heading into primary

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The Mike McIntyre For Congress Campaign Committee announced today that the campaign raised $852,000 in 2011 and begins the 2012 election year with $687,000 cash on hand. Full story...
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Rep. Giffords to resign from Congress this week

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago. Full story...
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