With one week of filing left, some state legislative races are looking more interesting than others.
The N.C. Free Enterprise Foundation, a business-backed political group that analyzes state politics, identified a handful of Senate and House races to keep an eye on, predicting competitive primaries or general election contests because of incumbent departures. In its report, the foundation said the General Assembly is set to lose roughly 200 years of collective legislative experience.
In the Senate:
In the House:
On the other hand, other races have yet to gain steam, according to the filing reports through mid-week. In the state Senate, no one has filed at all in a handful of districts, a candidate is running unopposed in roughly 30 districts and a few candidates currently are looking at competition only in their primaries.
In the state House, its a similar story with nearly a candidate running unopposed in two-thirds of the districts. About a dozen districts have competition only in the primaries.
Filing ends at noon Feb. 28.