RALEIGH -- Chris Anglin has caused a stir. He is running as a Republican for the N.C. Supreme Court. But he is not endorsed by the State GOP. He was a registered Democrat who switched parties to run.

He says is running because he thinks legislative Republicans are meddling too much in the state Judicial Branch.

But state Republicans are afraid that he will siphon votes away from incumbent Justice Barbara Jackson, who is the party’s endorsed candidate.

Jackson is running against Democrat Anita Earls, whom the N.C. Democratic Party has endorsed.

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