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The Independent print-out voting guide 

Now through Nov. 2, voters will go to the polls to select the president, U.S. senator, members of Congress, governor, council of state offices, state courts and local posts.

Below are the Independent's endorsements in contested races. Not listed are candidates without opposition. Party affiliations are not given in judicial races, which are non-partisan.

Federal
President: John Kerry, D
U.S. Senate: Erskine Bowles, D
U.S. Congress Dist. 2: Bob Etheridge, D
U.S. Congress Dist. 4: David Price, D
U.S. Congress Dist. 13: Brad Miller, D

Council of state
Governor: Mike Easley, D
Lieutenant Governor: Beverly Perdue, D
Secretary of State: Elaine Marshall, D
Treasurer: Richard Moore, D
Attorney General: Joe Knott, R
Commissioner of Agriculture: Britt Cobb, D
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Bill Fletcher, R
State Auditor: Ralph Campbell, D
Commissioner of Insurance: Jim Long, D
Commissioner of Labor: Wayne Goodwin, D

Constitutional amendments
Amendment I: No
Amendment II: Yes
Amendment III: Yes

Judicial
N.C. Supreme Court--Orr Seat: James Wynn
N.C. Supreme Court--Parker Seat: Sarah Parker
Appeals Court--Thornburg Seat: Alan Thornburg
Appeals Court--Bryant Seat: Wanda Bryant
Appeals Court--McGee Seat: Linda McGee
District Court 10--Bailey Seat: Debra Sasser
District Court 10--Bousman Seat: Monica Bousman
District Court 10--Lawton Seat: Don Overby
District Court 10--Morgan Seat: Jennifer Knox

State Senate
State Senate 14: Vernon Malone, D
State Senate 15: Neal Hunt, R
State Senate 16: Janet Cowell, D
State Senate 17: Richard Stevens, R
State Senate 18: Bob Atwater, D
State Senate 20: Jeanne Lucas, D
State Senate 23: Ellie Kinnaird, D

State House of Representatives
State House 30: Paul Luebke, D
State House 31: H.M. "Mickey" Michaux, D
State House 33: Bernard Allen, D
State House 34: Grier Martin, D
State House 35: Jennifer Weiss, D
State House 36: No endorsement
State House 37: No endorsement
State House 38 Deborah Ross, D
State House 39: Linda Coleman, D
State House 40: Andrew Hatchell, L
State House 55: W.A. "Winkie" Wilkins, D

Wake County
Wake County Commissioner (three seats): Yevonne Brannon, Betty Lou Ward, Harold Webb
Register of Deeds: Laura Riddick, R
Soil and Water Conservation District Board: Marcia Lieber, Bill Simmons
Open space bond: Yes
Wake Tech bond: Yes

Durham County
Durham County Commissioner (five seats): Lewis Cheek, Becky Heron, Michael D. Page, Ellen Reckhow
Orange County
County Commissioner (two seats): Moses Carey, D; Valerie Foushee, D
Soil and Water Conservation District: Roger Tate

Chatham County
County Commissioner District 2: Mike Cross, D
Register of Deeds: Reba Thomas

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