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Strong Carolina Comeback Leads to Impressive Republican Filings Across State

    News Release:

Remarkable Council of State, Court, and Legislative filings show continued strength of Majority party, weakness of Democrats

    Raleigh, N.C.     As the filing period for 2016 elections officially closed, the North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) will field an impressive slate of candidates across the state to continue the record of economic success and oppose the Obama-Clinton-Cooper agenda.

    Recent news that Virginia's Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe is looking to copy Governor McCrory and the Republican legislature's effort to lower the tax burden in a fair and responsible way, plus continued evidence of the Carolina Comeback, is credited in part with a surge of GOP candidate filings.

    The NCGOP has filled all of the 2016 Council of State and Appeals Court races, while contesting 44 races in the State Senate (up from 41 in 2014), compared to just 38 for the Democrats. The NCGOP will also have candidates running in 90 House races.

    "Republican leadership has helped create more than 230,000 jobs, implemented historic tax reform and is making North Carolina a top state for both business and employment. It's no wonder there's a draw for more Republican leadership in North Carolina," said NCGOP Chairman Hasan Harnett. "We are already hard at work to elect Republican candidates in 2016, like Lt. Governor Dan Forest, who could become the first Republican in North Carolina's history to be re-elected to the post. We're hitting the ground running to elect Republicans in 2016."

    Contact: Kara Carter
            NCGOP Press Secretary

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