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VOTE 2010 PROFILE: Butch Pope, candidate for District Attorney

video For the first time in 20 years, Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus Counties will soon have a new District Attorney. Incumbent Rex Gore lost his bid for reelection. Tonight, we introduce you to the man who knocked him out of the race: Democratic candidate and Whiteville attorney Butch Pope.

ONLY ON 3: Newspaper reporter’s contribution raises ethical question

video A Whiteville News Reporter story accused District Attorney candidate Jon David of trying to hire a man to round up votes, which David denies. We found that the reporter who wrote the story contributed to the campaign of David's opponent Butch Pope.

ONLY ON 3: “Get Out the Vote” workers with criminal backgrounds

video You may think that when you see people at the polling places on election day, trying to convince you to vote for a particular candidate, that those people are volunteers, giving their time to help their favorite candidate win elected office. But in many cases in our viewing area, those poll workers aren't volunteering at all. They're being paid to influence your vote.

Bladen County campaigning tactics questioned

video You've probably seen sample ballots before being handed out by poll workers on election day, already filled out for the candidates they endorse. What you may not have known is that in some places, spots on those sample ballots are for sale to the highest bidder.

Soles introduces bills to create new DA, lower pension requirements

video Sen. R.C. Soles may be leaving the legislature, but he's not going quietly. The longest serving member in the history of the legislature filed a bill today that would split the 13th judicial district.

VOTE 2010: Pope upsets Gore in DA race

With all three counties reporting, Butch Pope has pulled off perhaps the biggest upset of the night by beating Rex Gore for the Democratic nomination for District Attorney in the 13th Judicial District.

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