O’Malley to speak in Florida, campaign for Democratic candidate in N.C.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s political travels will take him to Florida and North Carolina on Thursday, according to aides.

O’Malley hires adviser for new PAC

As he ponders a political future beyond Maryland, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is bringing on board a seasoned Democratic strategist to help guide his new federal political action committee.

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North Carolina Election Results 2012: McCrory wins governor’s race; Hudson tops Kissell for House seat; Romney gets narrow victory

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O’Malley moves PAC adviser into the governor’s office

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Stephen Neuman will take over next week as director of public affairs.

A voter ID battle in North Carolina

SHE THE PEOPLE | Republicans tread carefully as they look to change voting rules with an eye on the state's and their own futures.

Polls show Obama up in N.H., close races in Nevada and North Carolina

The new NBC/Marist College polls suggest some swing states haven't trended toward Obama in recent weeks.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory balances hometown expectations, GOP austerity

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SHE THE PEOPLE | “He’s got a very difficult balance to strike,” said Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx. “The expectations that are there within his party may not mesh well with the expectations people in this state have.”