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‘Bathroom Bill’ Sponsor Wins 9th District GOP Primary And Other Legislative News

Dan Bishop with a microphone in his hand
Chuck Burton
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AP

State Sen. Dan Bishop of Mecklenburg County won Tuesday’s Republican primary election for the 9th Congressional District. Bishop beat out nine other candidates with 47.7 percent of the vote.

He will face Democrat Dan McCready, Libertarian Jeff Scott and Green Party candidate Allen Smith in a general election on Sept. 10.

WUNC politics reporter Rusty Jacobs shares the election results with host Frank Stasio. He also talks about what Bladen County is doing to rebuild trust with voters after the alleged 2018 ballot tampering scheme.

Stasio also talks to WUNC Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii about some of the headlines in state political news, including the ouster of Kim Strach as North Carolina State Board of Elections executive director and a bill that could change how the state sets Duke Energy utility rates.

Amanda Magnus grew up in Maryland and went to high school in Baltimore. She became interested in radio after an elective course in the NYU journalism department. She got her start at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, but she knew public radio was for her when she interned at WNYC. She later moved to Madison, where she worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for six years. In her time there, she helped create an afternoon drive news magazine show, called Central Time. She also produced several series, including one on Native American life in Wisconsin. She spends her free time running, hiking, and roller skating. She also loves scary movies.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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