2018 Primary

President Donald Trump campaigned for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia June 25.
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President Donald Trump's appearance in South Carolina last night was billed as a campaign rally for Governor Henry McMaster before today's Republican primary runoff against challenger John Warren.  Trump did call McMaster to the stage briefly, but the event mostly was a chance for the president to tout his own achievements before a crowd of faithful supporters.

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Ninth district Congressman Robert Pittenger wants an apology from Mark Harris before endorsing him in the general election.

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Fifteen days of early voting are over and Tuesday is primary day across North Carolina. Republican and Democratic candidates are seeking their parties' nominations for Congress, the state legislature and county offices.  WFAE's David Boraks talked with host Mark Rumsey for an overview of the primaries.

Duane Hall stands behind a large wooden desk on the second floor of his law office in downtown Raleigh. The Governor’s Mansion is visible out the window. That’s where Hall used to shoot baskets with his friend, Governor Roy Cooper, and where he proposed to his now fiancé last December. It doesn’t feel so close anymore. These days Representative Hall is, perhaps, the loneliest man in North Carolina politics.

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Early voting for the 2018 North Carolina primary elections will begin on April 19.

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Primaries are gearing up in North Carolina and the voter registration deadline is fast approaching. Here's what voters in Mecklenburg County need to know in preparation for the elections.

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams (D-Charlotte) formally kicked off her campaign for re-election Sunday and announced endorsements from local elected officials. 

Adams represents the 12th District, which includes an area from the Iredell County line south to south Charlotte. She's a former teacher and a state legislator now in her second term.