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Dems ask for money to pay lawyers handling redistricting suit

Legislative Democrats sent out a fundraising letter today asking for money to pay for the Democrats' redistricting lawsuit.

Democrats, civil rights groups and nonprofits suing over the GOP-drawn maps have had some setbacks recently. Their effort to get state Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby to recuse himself from redistricting decisions failed. The larger case is remains in front of a panel of three Superior Court judges. "Carrying this fight to the courts is an expensive proposition, but critical for the future of our state," the email says.

Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt of Asheville, House Minority Leader Larry Hall of Durham, Senate minority whip Josh Stein of Raleigh and House deputy minority leader Michael Wray of Gaston signed the email.

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