Mid-term election filing ends today

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Candidate filing for this year's mid-term elections ends on Wednesday.

Campaign season began for mid-term elections just 16 days ago on February 12th, when candidate filing began at Board of Elections Offices across the state.

Wednesday is the last day to file for most offices, including local sheriffs, U.S. House seats, seats in the N.C. House and N.C. Senate and district attorney positions. All candidates who plan to run will need to file by noon.

Those who don't have party primaries May 8 will get a head start on the November general election. Unopposed candidates aren't guaranteed a fall victory yet, since independents could collect enough signatures to get on the ballot.

High-profile incumbents like U.S. Reps. Robert Pittenger and Walter Jones Jr. already are seeing their primary races heating up.

Former state House Majority Leader Toby Fitch and ex-Sen. Bob Rucho also are running for the legislature again after time away.