Bill Walker

If the polls are any indication, these key governor's races will be very close on Tuesday

If the polls are any indication, these key governor's races will be very close on Tuesday

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory was in a fight for his political life. His ardent defense of House Bill 2, a controversial law deemed so discriminatory by some sports leagues that they pulled more than a dozen championship events from the state, had left him with strongly unfavorable ratings from moderates. With one month left before Election Day, the sitting governor trailed his Democratic opponent by nearly double digits.

Then, the remnants of Hurricane Matthew brought record river levels to parts of the state. In all, at least 22 people died.

McCrory’s constant presence on television screens across North Carolina for...

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