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N Carolina Supreme Court candidacy period opens Wednesday

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina residents who want to run for Congress already know they can file as candidates next week. Now the same goes for the state Supreme Court following a court ruling.
The State Board of Elections agreed Thursday to hold the filing period for the seat held by Justice Bob Edmunds from next Wednesday to March 25. That’s identical with congressional candidates running under new district lines.
A three-judge panel ruled recently a law allowing Edmunds to run alone in an up-or-down “retention election” is unconstitutional. Barring court action, a traditional election now will be held.
A Supreme Court primary will be held June 7 — the same day as congressional primaries — if at least three people run. The top two vote-getters would advance to the general election.

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