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Early Voting Ends Saturday

Saturday marks the final day to early vote in the North Carolina primary. Voters will be choosing their party’s candidates for the general election for the offices of President, US Senate, Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Labor Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Treasurer and more. The winners of these primaries will then go on to the general election in November, but there are several items on the ballot that will be the deciding vote. The $2 billion Connect NC bond referendum is on the March ballot and will either be approved or voted down in the primary. And the...

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Endorsements Roll in Ahead of Primary

Early voting starts on Thursday across North Carolina for the 2016 primary election and endorsements are coming in fast and furious as voters prepare to head to the polls. Nine candidates are running for four seats on the Orange County Board of Commissioners. All of the candidates who filed are Democrats, meaning that the primary will determine the makeup of the next edition of the seven-member board. Voters will choose between four candidates for two seats from District 1. District 2 is a two-candidate race and three candidates are looking to fill the at-large seat that will be vacated...

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Meet Orange County Commissioner District 1 Candidates

Four candidates will be on the March 15 primary ballot for two seats up for election out of District 1 on the Orange County Board of Commissioners. District 1 covers the southern portion of Orange County, including Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Inucmbents Mark Dorosin and Penny Rich are running for reelection. They will face a challenge from longtime Chapel Hill – Carrboro City School Board member Jamezetta Bedford and Gary Kahn, who has ran for Chapel Hill Town Council, Orange County Commissioner and, most recently, Chapel Hill Mayor in recent years. WCHL has compiled introductions from each candidate: Jamezetta...

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Hemminger Leads Race for Chapel Hill Mayor

The Chapel Hill political landscape has seen a drastic shift in polling numbers in the lead-up to Election Day. A new Public Policy Polling survey has challenger Pam Hemminger leading the Mayoral race with 43 percent of those surveyed responding they would support the former Chapel Hill – Carrboro City School Board member and County Commissioner. PPP director Tom Jensen spoke with WCHL’s Aaron Keck. http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2015/10/28/PPP%20Chapel%20Hill%20survey%20TOM%20JENSEN%20FULL%20102815.mp3   Incumbent Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt received support from 37 percent of respondents. Challenger Gary Kahn came in at two percent. Support from Hemminger has grown by 18 points since the first Public Policy...

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Poll Shows Tight Race Ahead for Chapel Hill Municipal Election

Undecided voters will likely determine the Chapel Hill Town Council and Mayoral leadership this November, according to new polling numbers. With a heated campaign season well underway, Public Policy Polling commissioned a Chapel Hill-specific survey and exclusively shared the results with WCHL-Chapelboro. PPP Director Tom Jensen says, with more than a month to go before Election Day, a lot could change between now and November 3. But as it stands, incumbent Mark Kleinschmidt is leading the Mayoral candidates with 37 percent of respondents favoring a fourth term for Kleinschmidt. Challenger Pam Hemminger checked in with 25 percent of respondents...

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