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NC GOP Re-Elects Currin in Landslide

Posted June 1, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— North Carolina Republicans re-elected Sam Currin state chairman Saturday with a resounding 65 percent of the vote. Currin is a Raleigh attorney and protege of U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms.

Currin had backing in various party segments but the main support came from the religious right. Currin also was endorsed by by the N.C. Right to Life Committee.

Currin told the 1500 delegates prior to the vote that they should not bend their conservative principles, particularly on the abortion question.

The other candidates were Bill Graham, a Raleigh attorney and former state banking commissioner, and N.C. Rep. Rick Eddins, a Raleigh businessman.