In Wake County, control of the school board rests in one run-off election schedule for November. As pundits suggested to columnist Rob Christensen in this morning's analysis of the local races, it could be "a mega race."
Given the attention on Wake County's school diversity policy -- and Democrats' interest in the state ahead of the 2012 election -- the race is likely to get significant attention.
Democrats nearly swept local races with a high-dollar get-out-the-vote effort that boosted early voting-- a microcosm of what the party will need to repeat victory on a statewide basis a year from now. Will this only reinvigorate the GOP-controlled N.C. General Assembly to limit early voting, and stem the blue tide?
Read more analysis on the broader implications of the local races and use the comment section to offer your own punditry.