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Tillis tested in first debate with GOP Senate front-runners

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North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis joined other front-runners for the first time in the campaign for the GOP nomination to US Senate.

"A Closer Look" - Harris campaign surging as voting nears in Senate race Video included

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Rev. Mark Harris says he has always had an interest in politics. But when he started advocating for the Marriage Protection Act in North Carolina, he saw the need to provide the leadership he thought was missing.

Forum crowd hears some differences in state Senate & Congressional candidates Video included

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Three sets of candidates brought differing views on issues including school vouchers, same-sex marriage, state film incentives and renourishing beaches along the coast. Republican candidates for the District 9 Senate seat took the stage first, followed by Democratic candidates for District 8 Senate seat and then two men running for the U.S. House District 7 seat.

Candidates for Judge, state Senate and Congress address issues in Wilmington Video included

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Lowering the national debt, preserving national security, and the role of government were some of the issues on the table as candidates for U.S. House and Senate met in front of a crowd Tuesday night in Wilmington.

NC7 candidates release fundraising totals for 1st quarter

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Seventh Congressional GOP candidates David Rouzer and Woody White are trumpeting their fundraising efforts as their primary campaigns head toward the May 6 primary election.

Task force makes teacher pay recommendations to lawmakers

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Members of a legislative task force on Monday made recommendations about raising pay for North Carolina's public school teachers. But, several educators on the panel are not happy about what was said.

John Edwards returns to court practicing law

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Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has returned to the courtroom to help represent a 4-year-old Virginia boy in a medical malpractice case.

A Closer Look: Former Presidential Aide Griffin seeking seat in Congress

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Taylor Griffin has worked in the political world for years. Now he is making his first try at winning an elected office for himself, running as a candidate in the Third Congressional District and challenging Rep. Walter B. Jones. 

Legislative analysts say film-industry study is incorrect

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A preliminary review from analysts at the N.C. General Assembly claims a film-industry sponsored report released last week incorrectly concluded that the state's film incentives create positive returns.

Check your lawmaker's effectiveness, attendance and voting record

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The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research used several parameters to rank the most effective members of the state House and Senate for their work done in the 2013 session.

NC's Senate candidates release 1Q fundraising totals

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Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis continue to lead fellow Senate candidates in fundraising ahead of the May 6 primary elections.

Fewer deaths, more violations after changes to NC driving laws

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Changes by the General Assembly to some North Carolina driving laws have resulted in fewer deaths in teenage drivers.

Campaign roundup: the lineup in the top-of-ballot races in southeastern NC

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Several last-minute filings set up primary challenges for candidates seeking office in Raleigh and Washington, DC. Nearly all Sheriffs in southeastern North Carolina will also have primary challenges in 2014.

"A Closer Look" - retired Marine Adame wants to serve in Congress Video included

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Marshall Adame spent more than two decades serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Now he wants to continue his service from the halls of Congress. He is running for the Democratic nomination for the District 3 seat, currently held by Rep. Walter B. Jones.

"A Closer Look" - GOP Senate candidate Heather Grant Video included

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Heather Grant decided to make a big jump into the world of politics. Instead of running for a local office, she decided to enter the race to win the Republican nomination for Senate from North Carolina. In this one-on-one interview, she shares her reasons for running.

A Closer Look: McIntyre on retiring, endorsing, and the three Presidents Video included

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Rep. Mike McIntyre is now starting to look at the next chapter of his life, after serving in Congress for nearly two decades. In an in-depth interview, the nine-term House member talks about making his decision to retire, whether he will endorse any candidate in the race to claim his seat, and some of his favorite moments with all three Presidents he worked with in Washington, DC.

Majority Leader Cantor's support for Rouzer draws barbs from NC7 opponent White Video included

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Woody White took aim at GOP leaders in Washington, DC on the same day when one of those high-ranking party members came to Wilmington. Rep. Eric Cantor, the Majority Leader, appeared at a pair of fundraisers for David Rouzer, White's chief opponent in the 7th District primary. 

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