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Edwards's lawyers ask judge to throw out charges

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Lawyers for John Edwards worked Wednesday to undercut the federal government's criminal case against the former presidential candidate before it ever gets to a jury. Full story...
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McIntyre holds big fundraising lead over Republican challengers

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We've been watching the horse race that is the campaign for President, but things are heating up here at home for Congress. This week candidates for the 7th District seat filed their third quarter campaign finance reports. Full story...
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Defense lawyer will not help Edwards at trial

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A key member of the legal team defending John Edwards will not represent the former presidential candidate at his upcoming campaign finance trial following questions about a potential conflict of interest. Full story...
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Perdue campaign gives up questioned donation

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue's re-election campaign has surrendered a small donation after worries the money may have been loaned to a donor by a family member. Full story...
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Watchdog group slams John Edwards indictment

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A government watchdog group wants to support John Edwards in a campaign finance case against the former presidential candidate. Full story...
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Groups seek to overturn NC campaign spending law

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A lawsuit filed on behalf of two anti-abortion political action committees seeks to overturn North Carolina's system of publicly financed elections for judges and other office-holders. Full story...
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John Edwards campaign finance trial delayed

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A federal judge has delayed ex-Sen. John Edwards's criminal trial on campaign finance charges until January. Full story...
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FEC: John Edwards's campaign must repay $2M

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Federal officials say former presidential candidate John Edwards must repay more than $2 million to the US Treasury. Full story...
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Perdue leads McCrory in fundraising

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Perdue's campaign on Wednesday released a fundraising summary through June 30 showing she raised about $320,000 more than Republican Pat McCrory did during the same period. The former Charlotte mayor is very interested in a rematch with Perdue, who beat him in a close general election race in 200 Full story...
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FEC says Edwards should repay $2M in federal funds

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The Federal Election Commission says former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards's 2008 presidential campaign should repay the treasury $2.3 million. Full story...
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NC jury indicts man for Perdue flight payment

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A Wake County grand jury has indicted a western North Carolina man on a charge he caused Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign to file false campaign reports by hiding he had given money to pay for a campaign flight. Full story...
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Well-known attorneys to assist Perdue in probe

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Two well-known defense attorneys are helping Gov. Beverly Perdue as a prosecutor scrutinizes her 2008 campaign spending. Full story...
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Civitas Poll: Voter opposition to taxpayer financed campaigns increases

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Eighty-three percent of voters oppose the use of taxpayer dollars to fund politician’s campaigns, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. The poll also found a majority of voters want judicial candidates indentified by party affiliation. Full story...
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Report: Perdue paid $140K to law firm in 6 months

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Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign paid more than $140,000 in the second half of 2010 to a law firm that represented her committee before the State Board of Elections on the issue of campaign flights. Full story...
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Widow of Edwards's ex-finance leader at grand jury

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The widow of the former campaign finance chairman for John Edwards is appearing before a federal grand jury in North Carolina. Lisa Blue arrived Wednesday morning at a federal courthouse in Raleigh. Full story...
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