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North Carolina Politics

Democrats spend big on more than just ads

10/13/14 01:59PM

Senate Democrats are posting record fundraising hauls— but Republicans, fueled by a deluge of secret money, figure to more than keep pace. So if Democrats do end up beating the odds and holding onto control of the chamber, it might be less because of how much money they spent, and more because of how they spent it. read more

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as she leaves the Economic Club of Chicago in Chicago on Oct. 8, 2014. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

New Hampshire still Clinton country

10/10/14 11:12AM

The state that made Bill Clinton the “comeback kid” in 1992 and then came through for his wife after her brutal loss in the Iowa in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary is ready for Hillary, according to a new poll. read more

Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in South Dakota, speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Meet the Republican-turned-independent giving the GOP fits

10/10/14 09:17AM

 He's the candidate who could confound Republican hopes for a Senate seat in South Dakota--and perhaps even their dreams of taking the majority in the upper chamber.Larry Pressler, the former GOP Senator-turned-Independent, has nipped the heels of Republican frontrunner Mike Rounds in recent polling. read more

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech at the Canada 2020 conference in Ottawa on on Oct. 6, 2014.

Why did young Democrats come around on Hillary?

10/09/14 01:12PM

 After scorning her in 2008 for a younger upstart, young Democrats are eager to support Hillary Clinton if she runs for president again, according to a new poll released Thursday by Fusion.Clinton is absolutely dominant in the field of Democrats who might run in 2016, capturing support from 58% of likely voters aged 18-34. read more

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., speaks with reporters during an event with volunteers and supporters at a campaign office in Statesville, N.C., September 24, 2014.

Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis spar over education, ISIS

10/07/14 09:42PM

Democratic Senator Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis engaged in a tug of war in their meeting on Tuesday, with Tillis constantly tying Hagan to Obama and Hagan refocusing the debate on North Carolina’s Republican-controlled state legislature. read more