Doug Berger http://wunc.org en Young Republican Challenges Democratic State Senator http://wunc.org/post/young-republican-challenges-democratic-state-senator <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Since 2010, Republicans have had a majority in both the state House and the state Senate. Many observers believe the House will stay in Republican hands, but the race for control of the Senate will be decided in a handful of districts. District 18- which includes Franklin County and portions of Wake County- is one of them. It pits Democratic incumbent Senator Doug Berger against a former Republican legislative staffer, Chad Barefoot.<br> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:10:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 4159 at http://wunc.org