Outside spending makes big difference in state-level races

By Paul Abowd and Chris Young

Attempts to oust justices in Florida and Iowa fail; GOP scores in N.Car., Montana too close to call.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bev Perdue":

"… on suffered from attacks tying him to the unpopular tenure of current Gov. Bev Perdue, who chose not to run for re-election.McCrory, the former mayor of Charlot …"

North Carolina governor's race awash in out-of-state funds

By Paul Abowd and John Dunbar

Two powerful partisan groups are funneling millions of dollars into the North Carolina governor's race.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bev Perdue":

"… ention this week.Possible GOP pickupNorth Carolina’s current governor is Bev Perdue, elected in 2008. With sinking approval ratings, Perdue decided not to see …"

Voting rights battles re-emerge in the South

Photo ID laws and other new voting restrictions in a number of Southern states raise questions about impact on minorities.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bev Perdue":

"… ia. North Carolina’s General Assembly failed to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of a photo voter ID bill.  Thirty-seven states have conside …"

‘Nonpartisan’ youth movement has deep GOP roots

By John Dunbar

'Nonpartisan' grass roots youth group staffed by GOP partisans

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bev Perdue":

"… d Conway in a story critical of the Democratic governor of North Carolina, Bev Perdue. The story described Generation Opportunity as a “group that encourages …"

Walter Dalton

Republicans try to pick up more governors' offices

By The Associated Press

Republicans win NC governor's race in bid to broaden party's hold on governorships nationwide