The filing deadline for North Carolina congressional and legislative seats passed with Democrats and Republicans making good on goals to compete in every corner of the state.
The filing period closed at noon Wednesday at the state elections board office in Raleigh and in all 100 counties. And both the state Democratic and Republican parties say they have candidates for every one of the 170 General Assembly seats - a first in recent state history.
Primaries for these and other races are May 8. The filing period for judicial seats was delayed until June because the legislature canceled primaries for those positions this year.