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Vote 2012

Gubernatorial candidates debate ahead of Thursday's early voting

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The three leading Democratic candidates for North Carolina governor spent less time criticizing each other in their third and final live televised debate and more trying to reach out to voters as the early-voting period for the May 8 primary begins Thursday. Full story...
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White House announces Obama visit to NC

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The White House says President Barack Obama is planning another visit to North Carolina. A White House official said Wednesday that the trip is scheduled for April 24 to the Research Triangle area. Full story...
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Romney says Obama has failed to help create jobs

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Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama is over his head and swimming in the wrong direction when it comes to the economy. Full story...
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NC Democrats for governor gear up for 3rd debate

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The leading candidates in the Democratic primary for North Carolina governor are getting one more chance to talk to voters on television before the early-voting period begins Thursday. Full story...
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Congressional candidates talk jobs and energy independence during debate

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Election season is here and candidates far and wide are doing their best to win votes and unseat incumbents. That includes our seventh congressional seat, where Democrat Mike McIntyre is facing competition from GOP candidates: Ilario Pantano, Randy Crow and Senator David Rouzer. Full story...
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5 NC elected officials call on Democratic Party leader to resign

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Five Democratic statewide elected officials have called on state Democratic Party Chairman David Parker to resign as party regulars have learned recently about alleged harassment within Democratic headquarters. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Architect Forest looks to build on business background in run for Lt. Gov

Dan Forest has never held political office, but he's no stranger to politics. The architect is the son of retiring US Rep. Sue Myrick, but he says his mother hasn't offered him any advice on his run for Lt. Governor. Instead, he hopes his experience out of politics as a businessman will help him reach his goal in state government, which he says needs to be run more like a business.

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McIntyre builds warchest as Republicans battle in primary

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Rep. Mike McIntyre has passed the $1 million mark as he raises money for his bid for reelection. Meanwhile his leading Republican challengers lag well behind in the money race. Full story...
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Commission candidates debate hot button issues at UNCW

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video As November nears, candidates for elected office are trying to make their voices and viewpoints heard. A debate forum was held Wednesday night at UNCW that helped candidates in New Hanover County do just that. Three Democrats and six Republican candidates for the New Hanover County Commission each answered a variety of questions on different topics. Full story...
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Santorum quits presidential campaign

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Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination. Full story...
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Campaign says Santorum's daughter is recovering

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GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's campaign says his hospitalized daughter is recovering and could be released soon. Full story...
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Gingrich visits Raleigh Monday for NC support

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With his presidential campaign ailing, Newt Gingrich is hoping for a boost from North Carolina. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Gurley believes local experience asset for Lt. Gov. run

It's a long way from a county commission to the second highest office in the state. But Wake County Commissioner Tony Gurley believes his experience on the local level is just what North Carolina needs from its next Lieutenant Governor.

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Pantano, Rouzer tangle over immigration amnesty

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Seventh District Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano is calling out his opponent state Sen. David Rouzer. Pantano held a news conference today to show video of Rouzer discussing his role in support of amnesty for illegal aliens. Pantano claims he has hounded Rouzer for six months trying to get him to admit the truth. Full story...
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Gingrich hopes NC is springboard to open convention

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video Newt Gingrich clearly has no plans to get out of the presidential race. When a reporter pointed this out after a rally at UNC Wilmington Wednesday, Gingrich said, "I want to commend you. You're the first reporter to state the obvious." Full story...
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