December 2, 2016 -
A think tank founded and largely funded by GOP mega-donor Art Pope has jumped into the still-unsettled North Carolina gubernatorial race with a lawsuit challenging same-day registration — a program the legislature killed in 2013 but a federal court revived for this year's election.
November 18, 2016 -
House Bill 2 took center stage in North Carolina's elections as candidates were targeted based on their stance on the controversial "bathroom bill." In six state contests, including the still-unsettled governors race, the law may have determined the winner.
November 11, 2016 -
Independent political spending groups have nearly doubled the total they spent in the state during the last presidential election, dishing out at least $28 million to help elect their preferred candidates. The race for governor, still without a declared winner, was especially costly.
November 4, 2016 -
GOP mega-donors Charles and David Koch, their petrochemical company and its PAC are pouring money into North Carolina to influence state elections for governor, legislature, Supreme Court and attorney general.
October 14, 2016 -
Numerous political spending groups unaffiliated with campaigns have already poured $6 million into advertising in the key battleground state, with others likely to get involved in the upcoming weeks.
October 7, 2016 -
Gun rights organizations are spending heavily in the key battleground state of North Carolina to boost the chances of state and federal candidates opposed to gun control legislation. One group is even holding an Election Day raffle of an AR-15 rifle — along with a thousand rounds of ammunition and a portrait of Hillary Clinton.
September 2, 2016 -
North Carolina has emerged as 2016's most interesting battleground state, with Democrats hoping Clinton's growing campaign operations can help them win key down-ballot races, shaking up a state where Republicans have dominated in recent years.