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North Carolina’s 2020 election starts now

Think the 2018 midterms were contentious? The 2020 election in North Carolina will make that look like nothing. The stakes for...

A conservative message that will work in the suburbs

Nearly all of the Republican losses in North Carolina and around the country in 2018 came in suburban areas. Cities...

Here’s what a congressional map looks like when you actually leave politics out of it

What should the goal of redistricting be? For years, it's been to give one party the maximum possible advantage. This...

The definitive explanation of North Carolina’s gerrymandering mess

Gerrymandering is arguably the hottest topic in North Carolina politics. But trying to tease apart everything that's happened since North...

What’s next for North Carolina voter ID

By a substantial margin, North Carolina voters approved a change to the state constitution this fall that requires voters...

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Politics is about people. That’s why we set out to rank the people who are making the biggest difference in our state’s political world in 2018. The list encompasses the top 50 elected officials, fundraisers, donors, consultants and politicos who get things done in North Carolina today.

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