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NC judicial candidates set to spend record sums to get elected

September 11, 2014 - A Facing South analysis finds that candidates for the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals are set to spend record sums on campaign ads in the coming weeks. The election will be the first in a decade without the state's public financing program for judges, and special-interest money is pouring in.

Election 08: TV ad buys show North Carolina still a battleground

September 17, 2008 - Aside from campaign stops, one of the best ways to tell if a candidate thinks a state is really still in play is TV advertising. If they keep buying ads, it's a sign the campaign thinks it's still at least a worthwhile investment -- especially now, with the conventions over and the 48-day sprint to the elections underway.