The Polls Are Open

The most important presidential primary in 20 years is underway in North Carolina today. The tight race between Illinois Senator Barack Obama and New York Senator Hillary Clinton has put the spotlight on North Carolina and Indiana today. Both Obama and Clinton were in the state yesterday and Obama plans to be in Raleigh tonight.

Clinton will be in Indiana, where she's expected to win. But her husband, former President Bill Clinton, is still campaigning in North Carolina today. Clinton is making stops in Huntersville, Lexington, Winston-Salem and Durham.

The Democratic presidential race has overshadowed the other contests in North Carolina. Republicans and Democrats are choosing candidates for the November contest to replace Governor Mike Easley. Democrats also are choosing a challenger for Republican U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole.

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