North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, left, shakes hands with North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, right, after a candidate forum in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, June 24, 2016. The two men will face each other in November for governor in what could be the most expensive and watched gubernatorial election this year.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, left, shakes hands with North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, right, after a candidate forum in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, June 24, 2016. The two men will face each other in November for governor in what could be the most expensive and watched gubernatorial election this year. Chuck Burton AP
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, left, shakes hands with North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, right, after a candidate forum in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, June 24, 2016. The two men will face each other in November for governor in what could be the most expensive and watched gubernatorial election this year. Chuck Burton AP
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