North Carolina primary voters decide Hagan rival

FILE - In this April 23, 2014, file photo, Republican senatorial candidate Thom Tillis responds during a televised debate at WRAL television studios in Raleigh, N.C. The struggle for control of the Republican Party is getting an early voter test in North Carolina, where former presidential nominee Mitt Romney and tea party favorite Rand Paul on Monday, May 5 pushed their own candidates for the right to challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina voters are about to decide who they believe can best challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November: a state politics insider backed by Mitt Romney or first-time candidates more aligned with the tea party and the Christian right.

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