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#ncga: Cook retirement sparking a coastal GOP battle royale?

Popular state senator Bill Cook (R-Beaufort) confirmed to the drivebys what we all knew to be inevitable. ¬†Redistricting put him into a very Democrat district already represented by a Democrat incumbent.¬† He could have slugged it out in a quixotic manner, but he decided to…

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#ncga: NCGOPe kissing the Cook (goodbye)?

The honorables put out some maps a few weeks ago showing potential groupings of counties for new legislative districts. Folks in the northeast have noticed that Senator Bill Cook (R) quietly had his home county moved out of his current district and placed in a…