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Hagan, Tillis start to discuss NC Senate debates

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Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis say they want multiple debates in their North Carolina race. Exactly how many they'll appear in is uncertain this early in the campaign. Full story...
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Burr introduces bill to put Brunswick County back into Wilmington MSA

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videoThe fight over the federal government lumping Brunswick County into the Myrtle Beach metro area is apparently not over. Full story...
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Hagan seeks to help historically black colleges

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US Sen. Kay Hagan is introducing a bill to strengthen the nation's historically black colleges and universities. The measure would create a program of competitive grants that would help fund innovative programs addressing the specific needs of students at black colleges. Full story...
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Tillis wins NC Senate GOP primary, faces Hagan

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Thom Tillis has won North Carolina's Republican Senate primary and will take on Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November. The state House speaker and favorite of national Republican leaders beat seven other candidates Tuesday. Full story...
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Libertarian Senate candidates hold final debate in Wilmington

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videoWith the primary election just a couple of days awa, US Senate candidates for the Libertarian Party met for the third and final forum in Wilmington, but the turnout for the debate was less than stellar. Full story...
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Tillis takes heat from 2 GOP rivals in Senate race

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Two candidates seeking to chase down presumed front-runner Thom Tillis in the Republican US Senate primary have become bolder in attacking him 30 days before early voting begins. Full story...
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Tumult over military sexual assaults far from over

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The turmoil over how to end an epidemic of sexual assaults in the US military is far from over as Congress haggles over legislative remedies and new details emerge about a high-profile case involving an Army general and a female captain. Full story...
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ELON POLL: Hagan's approval ratings continue to slide

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videoOnly one-third of North Carolina registered voters approve of Sen. Kay Hagan's job performance, her lowest rating in a year, according to the latest Elon University Poll. Full story...
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Hagan hedges on Obamacare questions

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videoAfter filing for reelection this week Sen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) dodged reporters' questions about a broken promise that North Carolinians could keep their insurance policies. Today we asked her again about the estimated 473,000 residents that faced cancellations when the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, launched last fall and when she knew it might happen. Full story...
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NC House speaker officially files for US Senate

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tate House Speaker Thom Tillis embraced the Republican agenda he helped push through North Carolina state government as he filed officially for the U.S. Senate. Full story...
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Democratic incumbent Hagan files for Senate

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US Sen. Kay Hagan says she's running for re-election because North Carolina voters want bipartisan solutions in Washington and accuses conservative special interests already spending millions against her of promoting extreme policies. Full story...
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US Senate candidate Brannon defendant in tech suit

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A lawsuit set for trial next week alleges US Senate candidate Greg Brannon and a technology corporation executive misled investors about an opportunity in the mobile phone field. Full story...
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With no political experience, newcomer has eyes set on Washington

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videoCome May your vote to go to an unlikely candidate, running in the Democratic Primary election for US Senate. Will Stewart says he can be the voice of the people in Washington regardless of his lack of political experience. Full story...
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Retired doctor another candidate in NC Senate race

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A retired physician is adding to the Republicans entering this year's race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. Dr. Edward Kryn of Clayton said late Tuesday he will seek the GOP nomination. At least seven Republicans have announced they're running in the May primary. The winner is expected to take on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan announces $2M raised in quarter

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Democratic US Sen. Kay Hagan says she raised more than $2 million for her 2014 re-election bid in North Carolina during the final three months of 2013. Full story...
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