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Election 2012 – Page 2 – QNotes

Three gay candidates among legislative hopefuls

Candidates stressed economy, education

An historic number of openly gay and lesbian candidates are running for the North Carolina General Assembly this year. One is guaranteed victory. Two others have faced conservative opponents.

Agenda: Election night parties

Events in Charlotte and Raleigh light up election night

There’s plenty of election night watch parties for your viewing and partying pleasure. Whether you’ll be celebrating or mourning, these parties won’t disappoint.

Election day decides fate of Coleman, Forest rivalry

Could Coleman become the lone LGBT-friendly leader among a sea of anti-gay red?

Polls consistently show Republican Pat McCrory leading Walter Dalton in the gubernatorial race. Republicans are likely to keep the legislature. Some Republicans could land in state secretary positions. But it is Linda Coleman, former state House member and former director of the Office of State Personnel, who might find herself the lone Democratic officer among a sea of Republican lawmakers.

VIDEO: Lesbian N.C. Senate candidate not backing down on reproductive rights

Openly lesbian N.C. Senate candidate Deb Butler is defending her use of a “transvaginal wand” in a campaign ad against Republican incumbent Thom Goolsby. News video below: The report above follows controversy over an ad in which Butler criticized Goolsby for his support of new restrictions on abortion rights. See that ad below: Stay tuned: …