Truer Blue: North Carolina's bitter primary

North Carolina's bitter primary

By most measures, North Carolina Congressman James Broyhill is a true-blue Republican conservative. After 23 years on Capitol Hill, Broyhill, 58, has an 88% approval rating from the American Conservative Union, and the Congressional Quarterly reports that he took the conservative side in more than 85% of House votes in the past decade. But as he campaigns for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in a hotly contested primary next week, Broyhill is finding that his grades as a conservative simply may not be good enough.

Broyhill's opponent is Right-Winger David Funderburk, 42, a former Reagan Administration Ambassador to Rumania...

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