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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Candidates in hundreds of North Carolina primary elections have one more day to try to persuade voters they’re the right choice.

Monday also marks the last full day of campaigning on both sides of the marriage amendment on Tuesday’s primary ballots as well.

Religious leaders and clergy who support the constitutional amendment planned rallies Monday in Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro. Ministers opposing the amendment held a large rally Sunday in the Triad.

The amendment says the state recognizes only a union between a man and a woman as a marriage. It would prevent government-sanctioned gay marriage and civil unions.

The most high-profile candidate race is for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, former U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge and state Rep. Bill Faison planned campaign stops Monday.

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