NC elections taking shape with fundraising numbers

By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s March 15 primary and the November general election are taking shape as candidates disclose how much money they have raised.

In the U.S. Senate races, Republican incumbent Richard Burr and Democrat Deborah Ross raised the most money in the fourth quarter of 2015 and had the most cash on hand entering the new year.

In the governor’s race, Democrat Roy Cooper outraised Republican incumbent Pat McCrory in the second half of 2015 and both have more cash than primary opponents.

Democratic candidate for attorney general Josh Stein had nearly $1.5 million in the bank, while Republicans Jim O’Neill and Buck Newton are pretty close financially. So are Democrats Holly Jones and Linda Coleman for lieutenant governor.

U.S. Reps. Renee Ellmers and Walter Jones have financially competitive primary challengers.

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