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Vote 2012

Etheridge, Vilsack make final push for Obama

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videoUS Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and former North Carolina Rep. Bob Etheridge teamed up to stump for President Obama's reelection. The two made a stop this afternoon at Obama campaign headquarters in Wilmington. Full story...
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NC Vote Tracker shows party trends in early balloting

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According to the State Board of Elections data compiled daily and put into a user-friendly format at ncvotetracker.com, of the 817,122 early voters, 51.2 percent were registered Democrats, 30.21 percent were Republicans and 18.42 percent were unaffiliated voters. Full story...
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Obama launches 2-day blitz; Romney ups pace, too

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President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are showing the urgency of the campaign's final stretch. The incumbent alone is set to cover 5,300 miles Wednesday in the busiest single day of his re-election bid. Both men are claiming a growing advantage even as voters show little give. Full story...
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McCrory, Dalton prepare for final televised debate

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The final televised debate of the North Carolina governor's race may be Democrat Walter Dalton's last big chance to point out differences with Republican Pat McCrory that Dalton argues will turn voters to him. Full story...
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NC election boards asked for early voting help

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State election officials are asking their county counterparts to find ways to ease long lines at North Carolina's early voting stations. Full story...
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Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

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A prominent gay Republican group is hesitantly backing Mitt Romney for president, calling it the right decision for the nation even as it slams his opposition to gay marriage and civil unions. Full story...
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Election ahead, NC insurance head defers rate rise

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videoTwo weeks before an election deciding whether he keeps his job, North Carolina's insurance commissioner is telling companies they'll have to prove they should get to increase premiums by an average of nearly 18 percent. Full story...
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WWAY named top election coverage in the Carolinas

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If you're looking for the best election coverage in the Carolinas, you'll find it at WWAY NewsChannel 3. This weekend, the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas awarded WWAY first place for Best Political-Election coverage among small market stations in North and South Carolina. Full story...
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NC court candidate backed by outside group, too

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The North Carolina Supreme Court candidate criticizing how independent committees are spending money to back his rival with commercials and billboards is being supported by an outside group too. Full story...
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Different paths to Election Day in ballpark bond battle

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video Election Day is inching closer, and so is the deciding vote in whether the City of Wilmington will build a ballpark. You've probably seen the yard signs, bumper stickers, social media messages and even commercials, but how are the campaigns continuing to get the word out? Full story...
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McIntyre focuses on veterans, staying positive during Wilmington visit

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video Rep. Mike McIntyre is rallying support from veterans in the region. McIntyre says being elected to another term in the Congress would mean continued growth for veteran services in the district and the county. Full story...
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N&O: With McCrory ahead, RGA pulls all remaining broadcast TV ads in NC

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The Republican Governors Association pulled nearly all its remaining TV advertising in North Carolina, signaling its confidence that Pat McCrory is a lock in the governor's race, the News & Observer of Raleigh reports. Full story...
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Obama wins by a landslide in kids' online election

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It's a landslide for President Barack Obama - at least among people too young to vote. Nickelodeon's Linda Ellerbee said Monday that the president captured 65 percent of the vote to beat Republican Mitt Romney in the network's "Kids Pick the President" vote. Full story...
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2 candidates for NC office named in police report

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North Carolina political experts say a police report naming two Republican Wake County school board members could damage their election bids for state government offices next month. Full story...
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Democrats tour state as Romney camp scales back

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video A day after Mitt Romney's campaign announced it's shifting resources from North Carolina to other battleground states, the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America stepped up their Tar Heel state efforts today in Wilmington. Full story...
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