Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pauses while speaking at a campaign rally at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., on Monday.
November 5, 2012 The superstorm began its destructive tour of the American mainland in Florida, and that's where the GOP presidential nominee needs to begin his march on election night. Other states in its path included North Carolina, Virginia and New Hampshire, states where Mitt Romney has a strong chance.
A sign directs voters to polls at a polling station on Nov. 4, 2008, in Shallotte, N.C.
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October 2, 2012 Democrats and Republicans are targeting Latinos in the state through ads and outreach. Obama won the state in 2008 and has a shot this November. One key — Hispanic voters whose numbers have doubled.
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September 1, 2012 With polls suggesting a North Carolina race that's tight as a tick, Republicans are seeking to increase their vote across the board, including places where President Obama did well in 2008. On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, an on-the-ground look at the race in the host state.
President Obama walks onto the stage before speaking at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on April 24.
August 25, 2012 President Obama and Mitt Romney are both vying for the traditionally red state of North Carolina. While some Republicans see no way Obama can win, two political strategists with long careers in the state, one a Republican, the other a Democrat, say Obama has a very good chance of repeating his 2008 upset in the state.
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright addresses the National Press Club in Washington in 2008.
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May 17, 2012 We decided to check in with political types in North Carolina, where the electorate is about 72 percent white and 23 percent black, and where polls show Obama and expected GOP nominee Mitt Romney in a dead heat. We asked how ads featuring the incendiary Rev. Jeremiah Wright would play in their state.
November 3, 2011 "Before 2009, a candidate for Wake County School Board spent roughly $10,000 during a campaign. This year, the combined spending has already surpassed a half-million dollars. It's a dramatic increase and a precursor to how much money is expected to roll into the 2012 elections from the president on down."
October 17, 2011 The question for Obama as he resumes his bus tour through political battleground states like North Carolina and Virginia to ostensibly promote his seemingly dead jobs plan, is will Asheville specifically, and North Carolina, generally, love him back as was the case in 2008?
August 27, 2011 Three fatalities in North Carolina underscore why authorities are strongly urging anyone in an area affected by Irene to stay inside. In Virginia, a child reportedly died when a tree fell on his home.
February 1, 2011 Charlotte will give Obama and Democrats a chance to send a number of messages to voters at a critical time in the 2012 campaign. It's a city that has quietly remade itself into the nation's second largest banking and financial hub.
July 7, 2008 Five-time Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) has died.
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May 7, 2008 What now for Clinton and Obama?
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April 30, 2008 Political Junkie looks at this week's political goings-on.
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March 20, 2008 A performance chat with Tift Merritt, in Studio 4A.
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