North Carolina's Costly Catfight

The Helms-Hunt Senate race could be the most expensive ever

People tend either to love or to hate Jesse Helms. Across the nation there are those who see the ultraconservative Republican as mean-spirited and sanctimonious. But back home in North Carolina, Helms is generally beloved as an outspoken champion of patriotism and oldfashioned social mores. The dilemma for the state's voters is that they also admire James Hunt, their two-term Democratic Governor, who is much less rigid in ideology and far more practical in his politics. Now North Carolinians must choose between the...

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