Bruce Thompson, a partner in Parker Poe’s Raleigh, N.C., office and Washington, D.C., location, wrote a fourth column for The Hill about North Carolina politics. He described how the state has a long history of being purple: competitive between Democrats and Republicans. He explained how that’s still the case today, walking out Republican and Democratic arguments that show the state's political hue "is completely within the eye of the beholder."
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