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Vote 2012

Tillis: NC gay marriage ban likely to be reversed

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Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis is standing by a prediction that the proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution banning same-sex marriage will be approved by voters, only to be reversed within a generation. Full story...
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Romney says he's no Etch A Sketch, is conservative

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Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is trying to shake accusations that he's an inconsistent conservative after a top adviser compared him to an Etch A Sketch toy. Full story...
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Romney pushes GOP presidential race toward a close

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Mitt Romney says he's "almost there" in his six-year pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination, having defeated Rick Santorum in the Illinois GOP primary. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Etheridge wants to continue career of service as governor

It's been two years since Bob Etheridge lost his bid for an eighth term in the US House of Representatives. Now the former Congressman, state legislator and Superintendent for Public Instruction has his sights set on elected office again as he hopes to win the Democratic nomination for governor.

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Foes of gay marriage amendment rally at state capitol

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Opponents of a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage in North Carolina say they're optimistic about their chances in the May 8 referendum. Full story...
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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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NC teachers' group won't endorse in governor primary

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A leading public employee group in North Carolina will not endorse a candidate for governor in the Democratic primary. Full story...
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Poll shows Pantano has 2 to 1 lead over Rouzer

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A new poll shows Ilario Pantano with more than double the support of David Rouzer for the Republican nomination for North Carolina's 7th District seat in the US House, reports Politico. Full story...
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Obama campaign posts its own NCAA tournament pool

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President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is trying to make some bucks off March Madness with its own version of the NCAA Tournament office pool. Full story...
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Santorum: Convention would give me GOP nomination

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Rick Santorum says he believes he would get the Republican presidential nomination if that race lasts until the GOP nominating convention. Full story...
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Civitas Poll: Majority of voters still support NC Marriage Amendment

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A majority, 64 percent, of North Carolina voters say they support a constitutional amendment that establishes marriage between one man and woman as the only recognized domestic legal union in the state. Full story...
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NC Republicans could see contested prez primary

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North Carolina Republicans are looking more likely to get their chance to help choose a presidential nominee after Super Tuesday failed to materialize as the clincher for front-runner Mitt Romney. Full story...
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Obama urges shift to new energy technologies during NC visit

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his most urgent appeal yet for the nation to wean itself from oil, calling it a "fuel of the past" and demanding that the United States broaden its approach to energy. Full story...
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Gingrich presses ahead

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After winning one state -- Georgia -- on Super Tuesday, Newt Gingrich says he'll press ahead, and will "wait and see how the race goes." Full story...
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Romney a narrow winner in Ohio

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It's a narrow win -- but still a win -- for Mitt Romney in Ohio. Romney has 38 percent of the vote to Rick Santorum's 37 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Full story...
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