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State Rep. Warner Switches To GOP

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Republicans are gaining the advantange in the state House heading into the election season.

State Rep. Alex Warner, of Cumberland County, switched parties Friday after serving nearly two decades as a Democrat.

Warner said state Democrats have become too liberal over the past 20 years.

The change gives Republicans a 62-58 advantage.

Warner lost this year's Democratic primary to Rich Glazier.

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