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Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.Car., and his fiance Maria Belen Chapur at a ceremonial swearing-in for new Congress members on May 15, 2013. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Mark Sanford Calls Off Engagement To His ‘Soul Mate’

The South Carolina congressman and former governor says he is calling off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur because of ongoing contention with his ex-wife, Jenny.


Two outside PACs are buying ads hoping to influence the North Carolina Senate race between incumbent Democrat Kay Hagen and Republican challenger Thom Tilllis. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Outside Groups Making Big Ad Buys For North Carolina Senate Race

Groups backing Democrat Kay Hagen and GOP nominee Thom Tillis buying TV ads in the state.


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., held off 6 challengers to win the GOP primary outright. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Lindsey Graham Defeats 6 GOP Challengers

South Carolina Senator avoids facing a runoff.


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has defeated millionaire businessman Matt Bevin, setting up a much anticipated showdown with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. (Getty Images)

McConnell Holds Off Tea Party Challenger, Will Face Democrat Grimes In November

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has defeated millionaire businessman Matt Bevin, setting up a much anticipated showdown with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes for the Kentucky Senate seat.


Republicans have made ousting Sen. Kay Hagan one of their national goals. North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis won the GOP primary to face Hagan in the Fall. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Tillis Wins GOP Nod To Challenge Democrat Hagen For Senate Seat

Republican Thom Tillis will not face a run-off against his fellow Republicans, he will face incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagen in November.


(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Democratic Incumbent Hagan Filing For Senate In NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is officially filing to run for a second six-year term. The Greensboro Democrat planned to turn in her candidacy papers Monday at the State Board of Elections […]


The "American Idol" star will run as a Democrat for the seat held by Renee Ellmers. (Getty Images)

Clay Aiken To Run For Congress In North Carolina

“American Idol” star will announce he’s seeking the seat currently held by Renee Ellmers


A top priority for North Carolina Democrats will be the re-election of Sen. Kay Hagan. (Getty Images)

North Carolina Democrats Gather As 2014 Campaigns Pick Up

A top priority is to re-elect Sen. Kay Hagan.


(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Governor Spending $230,000 On Mansion Bathrooms

Gov. Pat McCrory plans to spend up to $230,000 in taxpayer funds remodeling bathrooms in his private living quarters at North Carolina’s Executive Mansion even as he demands belt-tightening for public schools and social programs.


File photo of a jail cell. (credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Holder Proposes Changes In Criminal Justice System

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh […]

CBS Charlotte–08/12/2013



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