While Republicans are leading most of the state and federal races, Democrats are quietly winning key local contests.
In the Chatham County Commissioner race, Brian Bock and Pam Stewart, both incumbent Republicans, lost to Democrats Diana Hales and Jim Crawford. Bock serves as vice-chair of the commission and has been a chairman of the Chatham County GOP.
Tonight's election changes the balance from a 3–2 Republican majority (Walter Petty, a Republican, ran unopposed) to a 4–1 Democratic majority.
And in Wake County, the Democrats swept the Republicans off the commission t