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North Carolina Is Now a Critical Swing State Thanks to Influx of Tech, Finance Jobs

Inflation, abortion rights vie for voters’ attention in dead-heat Senate race

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Wendy on the Midterm Elections

In North Carolina, where a neck-and-neck Senate race could help determine which party controls that chamber of Congress, inflation and abortion rights are colliding in voters’ minds and on the campaign trail.

The state has seen a boom in finance and high-tech jobs in recent years as companies like Apple Inc. and Toyota Motor Corp. have moved in, changing the demographics and moving North Carolina from a reliably Republican state to a critical swing state.