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Democrats Favored To Regain Control Of NC General Assembly

Although Democrats are favored to regain control of both chambers of the General Assembly, Republicans are remaining upbeat.

All 170 seats will be up for grabs in tomorrow's voting. Republicans are pinning some of their optimism on the prospect to upset House Speaker Jim Black.The Mecklenburg County Democrat is in the toughest re-elction fight since becoming speaker seven years ago as Republican Hal Jordan made Black's legal and ethics troubles the heart of his
campaign.

Democrats base their hopes on the fact that they've raised far more money than the state G-O-P. Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand says the party feels good about the position it's in. Rand helped the cause himself, giving an additional 100-thousand dollars to the state party last week from his campaign account to support Democratic candidates statewide.


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