North Carolina Democrats hope former judge can halt Senate losing streak in pro-GOP environment

North Carolina Democrats hope former judge can halt Senate losing streak in pro-GOP environment

(CNN)The race for North Carolina's open Senate seat features two leading candidates who have taken opposing paths in their bids for higher office. Democrat Cheri Beasley, the first Black woman to be a major-party Senate nominee in North Carolina, has served for two decades as a judge and state Supreme Court justice, positions she has used to distance herself from politics-as-usual. Her candidacy has given Democrats hope in a state that former President Donald Trump carried twice, though even the …