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Julia Lamm and Cleve Wootson

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Relative Unknowns Join U.S. Senate Race

Several relatively unknown candidates have begun pursuing the U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina that will be vacated by Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., in 2002. Former Durham City Council member and Democrat Cynthia Brown, Republican Lumberton radiologist Jim Parker and Republican Rowan County insurance agent Doug Sellers have announced their candidacies. They have joined a race that includes such political heavyweights as former Red Cross President Elizabeth Dole and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles. Reasons for Running

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