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  • Analysts: GOP legislature would have leverage if Cooper wins

    If Attorney General Roy Cooper’s election day lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory eventually becomes a victory, the incoming Democrat will face an incredibly difficult challenge in pushing any of his agenda through a GOP-dominated General Assembly, election analysts say. “I think he will be one of the highest paid…

  • Crime may become election issue

    Just as Charlotte protests were devolving into riots, attorney general candidates Buck Newton and Josh Stein were asked about the issues of police shootings and racial tensions.

  • Newton, Stein offer sharp contrasts in AG debate

    Republican Buck Newton and Democrat Josh Stein agreed on many topics during a debate by the attorney general candidates Tuesday night, but the dueling lawyers did it in sometimes disagreeable fashion on the details. Newton said Stein was hiding “his troubling record as a far left liberal,” and his votes…

  • Legislature will remain a prize

    Democrats are desperate to regain influence in Raleigh. Republicans are intent on maintaining it. The General Assembly will be one of this year’s most interesting political battlegrounds.

  • Political Coin Lands On Its Edge

    Over all the 17 publicly released polls taken since early February about the governor's race, Roy Cooper gets an average of 43 percent of the vote to Pat McCrory’s 42 percent.

  • Legislator Faces Prosecutor in GOP Attorney General Primary

    Republicans will choose between a veteran legislator from Wilson and a longtime district attorney from Winston-Salem in the March 15 primary election for North Carolina attorney general. State Sen. E.S. “Buck” Newton and Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill are vying for the opportunity to succeed outgoing North Carolina Attorney…