Latest dispatches from the campaign trail: Thursday, April 26, 2012

  • A dispute over rail funding leads to a testy exchange during a candidate forum in the 9th Congressional District (Charlotte Observer)
  • Ilario Pantano beats David Rouzer by 1 percentage point in a straw poll by the Lower Cape Fear Young Republicans (Star-News)
  • A tough, evenly matched competition among three Democrats emerges in N.C. House District 72 (Yes! Weekly)
  • N.C. gubernatorial hopefuls weigh in on the Alcoa dam dispute (Associated Press)
  • Justice Paul Newby seeks a second term on the state supreme court (Watauga Democrat)
  • A poll suggestions that the Republican primaries for lieutenant governor and state auditor are heading for runoffs (Dome)

David N. Bass

Communications Director and Grants Officer for the John William Pope Foundation. Views expressed are his own.

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