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7 Southern races to watch in November

October 31, 2017 - Political observers are keeping a close eye on Virginia's governor's race for signals about next year's midterms. But it's not the only critical seat up for grabs in November's off-year elections. Here are seven key races, state and local, to watch across the South.

Tallying up the mounting economic toll of North Carolina's HB2

September 16, 2016 - The cost of boycotts and cancellations in response to a controversial law that discriminates against LGBT people is climbing, with top college sports leagues this week announcing they're pulling events from the state. A Facing South analysis of these and other economic hits from the law puts total damages so far at well over $200 million.

Art Pope's money key to N.C. anti-gay marriage push

November 10, 2011 - North Carolina powerbroker Art Pope is often described as a "libertarian," but he's veered from libertarian views on gay marriage, pouring nearly $1 million into anti-gay marriage organizations -- including the group spearheading an anti-marriage amendment campaign in North Carolina.