The May 6 primary election is a week from today, and television air waves are crowded with ads for North Carolina’s US Senate seat. But some campaigns for the state General Assembly aren’t being advertised at all.
That’s because there is no challenger in about a third of the districts represented in the assembly.
In Central North Carolina, Representative John Szoka likes visiting elementary schools in his district.
“Now,” Szoka says, “we have a lot of state symbols, right? What’s the state bird? What’s the state tree?”