Race still a factor in North Carolina.

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RALEIGH, N.C.–Interesting story in the Sunday Raleigh News & Observer about how race still influences voters in the Tar Heel state. LINK Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is in the lead in North Carolina “proving that even in North Carolina, a blackman can be nominated to the presidency,” the story says. Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) get support across racial lines, the paper reports.

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