Opinion roundup: Endorsements

A look at which candidates are winning editorial endorsements around North Carolina.

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ROY COOPER: Best bet for governor (Southern Pines Pilot) -- Depending on which recent survey you look at, Democratic challenger Roy Cooper is ahead of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory by as many as nine points — at a time when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump seem in a dead heat in our state.
For president: a flawed, but capable, Clinton (Charlotte Observer) --- We understand why many voters are less-than-enthusiastic about a Hillary Clinton presidency.
Clinton the only qualified pick for president (Asheville Citizen-Times) - A Hillary Clinton presidency won’t make for the reality TV spectacle a Donald Trump presidency would bring, and it most likely won’t spur the revolution Buncombe voters wanted from Bernie Sanders - who is now campaigning with and urging support for Clinton. The change may be slower and marked by compromise, but it will move us forward. And that is the only direction North Carolina can afford to go.
For President: Hillary Clinton (Raleigh News & Observer) -- In this presidential election, there is only one qualified major candidate and one sensible choice. Vote for Hillary Clinton.
Richard Hudson for U.S. House (Southern Pines Pilot) -- As for our current District 8 race, we’ve met a few times with incumbent Republican Richard Hudson and Democratic challenger Thomas Mills and find Hudson the best choice.
Local races often impact voters most (Rocky Mount Telegram) -- The presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and the continuing debate surrounding House Bill 2 have dominated political coverage and public attention during the current campaign season.
TIM WHITE: Ok, voters, it's time to decide (Fayetteville Observer column) -- Maybe it's because Trump and Clinton have pumped all the air out of the room. Or maybe we're all so sick of their carrying on that we've stopped paying attention. Whatever the reason, it's a shame there isn't more interest apparent in the down-ballot races in the upcoming election. Early voting starts in just 10 days, but I'm not sure anyone's really looking at everything at stake.

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