NC voters see runoff primaries in 37 counties

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Associated Press

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 15 at 11:10 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Voters in three dozen North Carolina counties are choosing their party's nominees in a second round of primary elections, mostly for local races including district attorneys, county commissioners and sheriffs.

Most counties with a partisan contest on Tuesday' have just one on the ballot.

The most prominent contest is between Baptist minister Mark Walker of Greensboro and Phil Berger Jr., the Rockingham County district attorney and son of powerful state Senate leader Phil Berger. The winner will be heavily favored against Democrat Laura Fjeld in November. The winner replaces 30-year GOP incumbent Rep. Howard Coble.

Democrats in the 5th Congressional District that runs from the Winston-Salem suburbs to the Tennessee border choose either software developer Josh Brannon or retired federal employee Gardenia Henley. The winner faces Republican incumbent Virginia Foxx.

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