States of the Union: North Carolina

Since January, 165,000 people have registered to vote in North Carolina’s May 6 primary. While the focus will be on the presidential race, there is also a race for governor. David Ingram is a staff writer for The Charlotte Observer, covering North Carolina politics from the state capital bureau. He explains what matters most to voters in the Tar Heel State, and why the state’s Republican party now finds itself at odds with John McCain over a new ad.

States of the Union fact of the week: The first gold nugget found in the US was found in Cabarrus County, North Carolina in 1799.

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