The Chronicle’s guide to national, statewide races on the ballot in Durham

The Chronicle’s guide to national, statewide races on the ballot in Durham

North Carolina is once again a presidential battleground, but there are also other races on the ballot, including the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. With early voting kicking off Oct. 15 in North Carolina—including an on-campus early voting place at the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center—The Chronicle has pulled together information on other national and statewide races that you’ll find on your ballot if voting in Durham. The ballot will also include judicial races in North Carolina, county offices and candidates for the state’s General Assembly. Information on General Assembly candidates can be found in One Vote N.C.’s voter guide . U.S. Senate All eyes are on the Senate race, where Republican incumbent Thom Tillis, a first-term senator, is running against Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham, a former state senator. With millions raised by both sides, the race has become one of the most expensive and closely watched contests in the country—and for good reason. The outcome could determine whether Democrats gain control of the Senate. If the Democratic presidential ticket loses, denying Democrats the vice presidency, they need at least four seats to flip the chamber. A self-described “common-sense fiscal conservative,” Tillis has emphasized his record of cutting taxes, supporting small businesses and increasing jobs. Cunningham, an Army Reserve veteran, has promised to tackle corruption in the capital and to extend healthcare coverage. On Oct. 2, the race was thrown into turmoil when Tillis announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus and Cunningham admitted to sending sexually […]

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