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Dalton endorsed by NCAE for governor

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North Carolina's leading teacher lobbying group has endorsed Democratic Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton to be the state's next governor. Full story...
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PPP: McCrory adds slightly to lead in polls over Dalton

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A new poll shows little change in how North Carolina voters view the candidates for governor. Public Policy Polling found Pat McCrory leads Walter Dalton 47-40. That's almost identical to McCrory's 46-40 advantage in May. Full story...
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Supreme Court refuses to hear 'birther' argument again

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The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal challenging President Barack Obama's US citizenship and his eligibility to serve as commander in chief. Full story...
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Group says NC violated separation of church, state

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A humanist group is claiming that the state of North Carolina violated the first amendment by allowing voting in churches that advocated anti-gay political stances. Full story...
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Interim executive director named for NC Democrats

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The North Carolina Democratic Party has hired someone within its ranks to oversee party operations temporarily following the resignation of its executive director in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. Full story...
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Biden returns to North Carolina, talks economy

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Vice President Joe Biden is touting President Barack Obama's economic message in the swing state of North Carolina. Biden spoke to about 600 people in the Wake Forest Biotech Place in Winston-Salem Wednesday morning. Full story...
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McCrory unveils new TV ad linking Dalton, Perdue

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Republican gubernatorial nominee Pat McCrory is trying to reinforce a connection between Democratic rival Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and departing North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue in a new television commercial. Full story...
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NC GOP activists gather for state convention

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The North Carolina Republican Party is gathering to energize GOP activists heading into a presidential election year that also features a competitive race for governor. Full story...
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NC gov's race heats up with litigation over TV ad

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Pat McCrory's gubernatorial campaign and political committees behind a television commercial that McCrory wants off the air have filed competing legal actions in a North Carolina court. Full story...
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NC amendment banning same-sex marriage in effect

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North Carolina's constitutional amendment slamming the door on same-sex marriages is now in effect. But the debates on its full meaning continue. Full story...
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McCrory campaign takes ire over NC ad to FCC

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Republican Pat McCrory's North Carolina gubernatorial campaign has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission asking it to force television stations to stop airing a commercial about his connections to a Charlotte-based business. Full story...
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Run-off for primary races slated for July 17

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The May 8 primary decided all the match-ups for local political races in our area in November's general election, but for a handful of statewide races where a winner was not decided, a second primary will be held July 17. Full story...
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Democrats' group paying for anti-McCrory ad in NC

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The Democratic Governors Association is bankrolling a television ad in North Carolina markets critical of Republican gubernatorial nominee Pat McCrory and his involvement in a Charlotte-based lending and real estate business. Full story...
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SC GOP volunteers head north to NC help party

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orth Carolina's Republican Party is getting a little help from its friends. South Carolina GOP Chairman Chad Connelly says he's pledging 1,000 volunteers to work phones, knock on doors and register voters in North Carolina. Full story...
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Despite ending campaign spending, Ron Paul supporter says race is far from over

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video Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul announced today that he will end active campaigning. However, that does not mean that he's suspending his campaign, despite trailing far behind Mitt Romney. Full story...
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