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Senate passes package extending Bush tax cuts; Hagan votes NO, Burr votes YES

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video While House Democrats continue to fight back against extending Bush-era tax cuts, it was no contest today in the Senate. Eighty-one senators voted today to extend the cuts, but one North Carolina senator voted no. Full story...
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NC banking commissioner wins nod from Senate panel

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The US Senate could decide this week whether to confirm North Carolina's banking commissioner as leader of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Full story...
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Republican earmark ban fails Senate vote

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North Carolina's senators stood divided today as a Republican push to eliminate pet projects failed. Full story...
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VOTE 2010: Burr leads Marshall by 12 in final poll

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Richard Burr leads Elaine Marshall 52-40 on PPP's final poll for the North Carolina Senate election. Burr is winning with independents and getting 22% of the Democratic vote while only 6% of Republicans are crossing over to vote for Marshall. Full story...
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Marshall predicts victory during Wilmington visit

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Just days away from the election, and candidates are out in full swing. US Senate candidate Elaine Marshall stopped by a campaign call center in Wilmington today to make support calls and get Democrats excited for Tuesday. Full story...
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Libertarian Senate candidate defines win differently than opponents

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video Election Day is just 11 days away, and political candidates and their advertisements are all over the place. But there's one candidate for US Senate you may not have heard of yet. Full story...
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Burr campaign reports $1.6 Million raised this quarter

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The Richard Burr Committee announced today that the campaign has raised more than $1.6 million for the third fundraising quarter of 2010, bringing total cash-on-hand to $2.9 million. Full story...
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Memorable NC men rock from left to right in new ad

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Republican Sen. Richard Burr began airing an ad Thursday featuring two memorable men in rocking chairs. It's the same two talkers who starred in a nearly identical spot credited for helping Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan to victory in 2008. Full story...
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Burr leads Marshall in Senate poll; Libertarian gets support

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A new poll in North Carolina's Senate race shows Elaine Marshall's post run-off bump is gone, but the bigger news may be the level of interest in the Libertarian candidate. Full story...
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Senate candidates debate in Wilmington

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The first debate of the campaign was held in Wilmington on Saturday between incumbent Richard Burr, democratic challenger Elaine Marshall and libertarian Michael Bietler. All candidates made a point of attacking the current system in Washington. Full story...
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Senate candidates debate in Wilmington

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The three candidates for US Senate will hold their first debate tomorrow here in Wilmington. Sen. Richard Burr and Elaine Marshall will also meet voters at other events in the area. Full story...
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Marshall beats Cunningham to challenge Burr

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Elaine Marshall's victory was a blow to Democratic Party leaders in Washington who recruited Cal Cunningham to the race and spent more than $100,000 to boost his campaign. Full story...
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Cunningham makes last visit before run-off

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US Senate candidate Cal Cunningham met with people in the community to make one last push to get voters out for his Democratic primary run-off against Secretary of State Elaine Marshall. Full story...
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Marshall dodges Wilmington debate with Cunningham

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Elaine Marshall's campaign today rejected WWAY's invitation to take part in a June 2 debate. Cal Cunningham's campaign accepted the invitation the same day it was offered last week. Full story...
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Burr vulnerable, but leads possible challengers

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A new poll shows incumbent Richard Burr leads potential Democratic challengers in the race for US Senate next year. But pollsters also say he is in about the same position Elizabeth Dole was before she lost to Kay Hagan.

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