- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Republican Party leaders and GOP legislative colleagues say they’re united after agreed-upon adjustments to campaign finance legislation now on Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk that also moves all 2016 state primaries to March.

Party Chairman Hasan Harnett, House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger held a news conference Tuesday at the Legislative Building to say they’ve put aside differences that surfaced when the bill passed last week.

That measure allowed the partisan House and Senate caucuses to create campaign committees that bypass state party operations, making party activists unhappy.

A separate bill working through the legislature Tuesday night would place more restrictions on “affiliated party committees” but also allow the governor and other Council of State members of the same party to create their own combined committees.

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