Is The North Carolina Senate Race Tipping To Democrats?08:36
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Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., left, and Republican candidate for Senate Thom Tillis participate during a live televised debate at UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (Gerry Broome/AP)
Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., left, and Republican candidate for Senate Thom Tillis participate during a live televised debate at UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (Gerry Broome/AP)
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The latest polling from NBC and YouGov show incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan pulling a few points ahead of her Republican challenger North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, in one of the most contested U.S. Senate election fights this year.

Duke law professor Guy-Uriel Charles and Frank Stasio from WUNC's "The State of Things" join Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the polls, the battle over election rules in North Carolina, and issues such as terrorism and contraception that lately have been central to the contest.

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This segment aired on October 6, 2014.

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