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NC's first openly gay senate candidate 03:59

NC's first openly gay senate candidate

Senate Majority Leader discusses pay raises for state employees 00:47

Senate Majority Leader discusses pay raises for state employees

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House budget writer comments on Governor's proposed budget

Will NC voters see HB2 on the ballot? 01:30

Will NC voters see HB2 on the ballot?

More HB2 arrests at Legislature after some protesters refuse to leave 04:47

More HB2 arrests at Legislature after some protesters refuse to leave

Protests move from gallery to lobby at NC Legislature 03:09

Protests move from gallery to lobby at NC Legislature

HB2 protesters arrested at Legislature 02:08

HB2 protesters arrested at Legislature

HB2 converge on Legislative Building 04:54

HB2 converge on Legislative Building

NAACP HB2 opponents meet with McCrory staffers 01:21

NAACP HB2 opponents meet with McCrory staffers

HB2 opponent tries to interject humor into controversy with Trump doll 00:20

HB2 opponent tries to interject humor into controversy with Trump doll

HB2 supporters rally in Raleigh 00:43

HB2 supporters rally in Raleigh

Protesters deliver petitions calling for repeal of HB2 to NC governor 01:10

Protesters deliver petitions calling for repeal of HB2 to NC governor

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Josh Shaffer

Shaffer: NC’s first statewide gay candidate says Democrats held him back

Jim Neal ran as NC’s first openly gay candidate for US. Senate

He lost badly to Kay Hagan and says his biggest obstacle was fellow Democrats

He’s heavily involved now in fight against HB2

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NC's first openly gay senate candidate 03:59

NC's first openly gay senate candidate

Senate Majority Leader discusses pay raises for state employees 00:47

Senate Majority Leader discusses pay raises for state employees

House budget writer comments on Governor's proposed budget 01:21

House budget writer comments on Governor's proposed budget

Will NC voters see HB2 on the ballot? 01:30

Will NC voters see HB2 on the ballot?

More HB2 arrests at Legislature after some protesters refuse to leave 04:47

More HB2 arrests at Legislature after some protesters refuse to leave

Protests move from gallery to lobby at NC Legislature 03:09

Protests move from gallery to lobby at NC Legislature

HB2 protesters arrested at Legislature 02:08

HB2 protesters arrested at Legislature

HB2 converge on Legislative Building 04:54

HB2 converge on Legislative Building

NAACP HB2 opponents meet with McCrory staffers 01:21

NAACP HB2 opponents meet with McCrory staffers

HB2 opponent tries to interject humor into controversy with Trump doll 00:20

HB2 opponent tries to interject humor into controversy with Trump doll

HB2 supporters rally in Raleigh 00:43

HB2 supporters rally in Raleigh

Protesters deliver petitions calling for repeal of HB2 to NC governor 01:10

Protesters deliver petitions calling for repeal of HB2 to NC governor

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NC's first openly gay senate candidate

Jim Neal ran for the U.S. Senate in 2008 as the first gay candidate for major office, losing badly in the primary to Kay Hagan. The biggest obstacles in his campaign: fellow Democrats.
Josh Shaffer jshaffer@newsobserver.com
NC's first openly gay senate candidate 03:59

NC's first openly gay senate candidate

Senate Majority Leader discusses pay raises for state employees 00:47

Senate Majority Leader discusses pay raises for state employees

House budget writer comments on Governor's proposed budget 01:21

House budget writer comments on Governor's proposed budget

Will NC voters see HB2 on the ballot? 01:30

Will NC voters see HB2 on the ballot?