2016 Election

Governor Pat McCrory speaking at the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club in Charlotte
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House Bill 2 was on the mind of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  during a campaign stop Wednesday afternoon at UNC-Greensboro.

"I’m running for the LGBT teenager here in North Carolina, who sees your governor sign a bill legalizing discrimination, and suddenly feels like a second class citizen," Clinton said to applause.

Meanwhile, with this week’s announcement of college championship boycotts from both the NCAA and ACC still fresh, Governor Pat McCrory paid a visit to a group of Charlotte business leaders.

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Arguably the most vocal supporter of House Bill 2 is up for reelection this year. And his name is not Pat McCrory.

Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest helped call the special session that passed HB 2.

And the Republican remains an unflinching proponent of the law. On Tuesday night he debated Linda Coleman, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor.

Hillary Clinton
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was in Charlotte Thursday for a midday rally at Johnson C. Smith University. She talked about college costs, voting rights, House Bill 2 and her differences with Republican Donald Trump.

Republican U.S. Senator Richard Burr
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In 2014, the race between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis set the record as the most expensive U.S. Senate election in history.

In contrast, the 2016 race between Republican Richard Burr and Democrat Deborah Ross has been a bit of a sleeper. But that seems about to change.

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A stage with a carefully chosen backdrop. Characters. Music. All choreographed to emphasize an all-important script.

No, we’re not talking ballet.

Or a play.

But it is a form of theater, one North Carolinians will have the chance to see (a lot) over the coming months.

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Kae Roberts calls herself a “born-and-raised Republican” and says she’s never voted for a Democrat for president.

But this year, the 67-year-old education administrator, who lives in the SouthPark area, says she’s leaning toward Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump? She’s put off by some of the “wacko” things he’s said and worries his lack of discipline could spark an international crisis if he gets in the White House.

Screen Grab of Pat McCrory campaign ad

Governor Pat McCrory’s reelection campaign is out with a provocative new ad.

It’s a testimonial, featuring a survivor of sexual assault speaking in favor of House Bill 2.

But the ad may give the wrong impression of the circumstances surrounding her assault.

It’s not the content but the context of the ad that raises questions.

Republican party officials in Mecklenburg County have chosen a former Huntersville commissioner to replace Representative Charles Jeter on the ballot in November. The party’s executive committee picked Beth Danae Caulfield to run for the 92nd District seat this fall.

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If Donald Trump’s campaign were a restaurant, there’d be a sign out front reading "Under New Management."

Earlier this week the Republican presidential nominee  brought in two new people to run his campaign. And last night in Charlotte came the first Trump speech since the management shake-up.

So has anything changed?

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Donald Trump has a reputation for suing his critics. Now a former member of his North Carolina staff is suing the Republican nominee’s presidential campaign and its former state director for assault, battery, negligence and emotional distress. 

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