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Tight North Carolina governor’s race fought by outsiders

January 01, 1970 | The Center for Public Integrity | NEWS
It’s shaping up as the nation’s hottest governor’s race, but the two actual candidates in North Carolina are not the ones controlling the conversation. Instead independent groups not affiliated with Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory or Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper are fighting proxy battles on the swing state’s airwaves, spending more than 47 times as much on political TV ads as the candidates.
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