Senate Tracker: Trump, McCrory Impacting North Carolina Senate Race

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Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) answers questions at the U.S. Capitol June 2, 2015 in Washington D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

In the swing state of North Carolina, the presidential election isn’t the only race to look out for in November. The race for a senate seat there is tightening up, as the two-term Republican incumbent Sen. Richard Burr is getting an unexpected challenge from Democrat Deborah Ross.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jeff Tiberii, capitol bureau chief at WUNC, about what’s at stake in the race and how it got so close.

Hear more from Here & Now‘s Senate tracker series.


Jeff Tiberii, capitol bureau chief for WUNC. He tweets @j_tibs.

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