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Stories and features about North Carolina candidates, voters, and the politics of the 2014 mid-term elections. Polls are open across N.C. until 7:30 p.m. on election day, November 4.

Governor Chris Christie Stumps For Tillis In Wilmington

Chris Christie [File Photo 10/2013]
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New Jersey governor Chris Christie was in Wilmington Tuesday Sept. 16 stumping for Republican state Speaker of the House Thom Tillis. He's running against Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Kay Hagan.

The two spoke before supporters at a restaurant, where Christie told the crowd that he takes his role as chairman of the Republican Governors' Association very seriously:

"I've spent most of my time, almost all of my time, campaigning for gubernatorial candidates," Christie said. "But this Senate race is so important, that on my way to go help Nikki Haley in South Carolina, I want to come here and help Thom Tillis become Senator Thom Tillis come November 4th. You can get it done, I know you can!"

The race is close, but right now Hagan appears to have an advantage. A poll released by Public Policy Polling today shows Hagan leading Tillis by four points, with a big advantage among female voters in particular. An Elon poll released yesterday also shows Hagan leading by four points among likely voters.

Jessica Jones covers both the legislature in Raleigh and politics across the state. Before her current assignment, Jessica was given the responsibility to open up WUNC's first Greensboro Bureau at the Triad Stage in 2009. She's a seasoned public radio reporter who's covered everything from education to immigration, and she's a regular contributor to NPR's news programs. Jessica started her career in journalism in Egypt, where she freelanced for international print and radio outlets. After stints in Washington, D.C. with Voice of America and NPR, Jessica joined the staff of WUNC in 1999. She is a graduate of Yale University.
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