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Polls close on the North Carolina governor's race. We're both predicting Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory beats Democratic Lt. Gov. Bev Perdue in the nation's closest governor's race. But he'll have to run well ahead of Obama and U.S. Senate hopeful Kay Hagan in the Charlotte-Mecklenberg area. This one is going to take a while.
The key legislative contest in this time slot is for control of the Ohio House. Democrats need four to take the chamber and will have to overcome a strongly GOP-gerrymandered map.
Polls also close in West Virginia, where Democrat Joe Manchin is a heavy favorite for reelection.
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