Political Tension Grows in North Carolina

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A burned couch is shown next to warped campaign signs at the Orange County Republican Headquarters in Hillsborough, NC on Sunday, Oct. 16 2016.
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Voters in North Carolina, which has grown increasingly purple, will help determine who will control the U.S. Senate.

Republican incumbent Senator Richard Burr is running for his third term, and his opponent, Deborah Ross, who served four years in the North Carolina General Assembly, is running as an outsider in a race with lots of influence from outside money.

As the race grows tighter, tensions in the Tar Heel State are also on the rise. On Saturday night, a Republican Party office in Hillsborough, North Carolina was firebombedJeff Tiberii, capitol bureau chief for North Carolina Public Radio, brings us the latest.