The spectacle of the presidential race coming to North Carolina brings more than bright lights, banners and Secret Service agents.
Independent voters will more likely vote in the Democratic primary, which is bad for Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, a Republican.
More women and blacks likely will turn out, which is bad for State Treasurer Richard Moore, a Democrat.
Presidential campaign ads will hit the airwaves, which is bad for candidates for lower-tier offices, such as lieutenant governor or labor commissioner.
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