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Mark Robinson Wins Republican Gubernatorial Primary In North Carolina

North Carolina's Republican Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson won the state's Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, according to preliminary results from NBC News and Politico.

Robinson is the first African-American to hold the office and has gained attention for his rhetoric and staunch support of Second Amendment rights. He won the Republican gubernatorial nomination Tuesday to replace term-limited Democratic governor Roy Cooper in North Carolina, a key battleground state in the 2024 presidential election. (Related article: Donald Trump supports Republican gubernatorial candidate, says he is “Martin Luther King on steroids'')

“Today is Primary Election Day! Thank you to all of our hardworking volunteers and poll workers who helped our friends and neighbors make their voices heard today.” Robinson I have written on Tuesday morning on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Robinson defeated North Carolina's Republican Treasurer Dale Falwell and former gubernatorial candidate Bill Graham in the primary.

Mr. Robinson's candidacy was supported by former President donald trumpa leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. national rifle association.vote shown According to RealClearPolitics, he was the favorite to be nominated by more than 10 percentage points.

Robinson first attracted media attention after speaking in support of gun rights at a rally. meeting The 2018 Greensboro City Council meeting was widely shared online. “Law-abiding citizens of this community…we are the first to be taxed, the last to be considered, and the first to be punished. [mass shootings] Because our rights are being taken away,” Robinson said.

Robinson is likely to face North Carolina's Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein. Most likely candidate Aiming for the Democratic Party's gubernatorial nomination in the general election. Polls show a close race between the two, with an East Carolina University poll conducted in February showing Robinson and Stein tied at 41% support, with 14% of voters undecided. .

Robinson and Stein's campaigns did not respond to requests for comment.

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