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Professor Asher Hildebrand on NC Governor’s Race, Fox8

Professor Asher Hildebrand believes issues including the presidential nominee, abortion, economy, and the defense of democracy and voting rights will decide the North Carolina governor’s race.

“However, the 2024 election was shaping up before the General Assembly’s decision to charge ahead with new abortion restrictions — against the will of a clear majority of North Carolinians — will push abortion rights to the top of voters’ minds,” Hildebrand tells Fox8. “It’s hard to imagine a worse combination for Republicans than Donald Trump at the top of the ticket, Mark Robinson in the governor’s race, and abortion rights on the ballot. But if the economy tanks, due in part to the Fed’s over-aggressive interest rate hikes, that could be their lifeline.”

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