Republican Sen. Chad Barefoot of Wake Forest has a well-funded challenger this year in Democrat Gil Johnson, a Franklin County school board member. He could face backlash for his effort to change Wake County commission districts, a law that was recently thrown out by courts.
Republican Sen. Chad Barefoot of Wake Forest has a well-funded challenger this year in Democrat Gil Johnson, a Franklin County school board member. He could face backlash for his effort to change Wake County commission districts, a law that was recently thrown out by courts. News & Observer File Photo mhankerson@newsobserver.com
Republican Sen. Chad Barefoot of Wake Forest has a well-funded challenger this year in Democrat Gil Johnson, a Franklin County school board member. He could face backlash for his effort to change Wake County commission districts, a law that was recently thrown out by courts. News & Observer File Photo mhankerson@newsobserver.com
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