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Outside money wins in North Carolina's legislative primaries

March 24, 2016 - While outside groups involved in presidential politics don't have much to show for the money they've spent so far on this election, outside spending in North Carolina legislative contests tells a different story: In the 32 contested state House and Senate primary races that drew outside spending, more than 80 percent of the candidates with the most outside support won.

Big Money's map mischief in North Carolina

February 12, 2016 - The court battle over North Carolina's congressional and legislative districts highlights the role of well-funded interests in shaping political maps. A Washington, D.C.-based super PAC not only helped draw up the congressional districts that were recently ruled unconstitutional, but also helped elect legislators and an N.C. Supreme Court justice who approved the maps.