ROGELIO V. SOLIS/ASSOCIATED PRESSRep. Bo Eaton, D-Taylorsville, left, a 20-year incumbent, and Republican challenger Mark Tullos of Raleigh open and display the contents of silver-plated business card boxes in the governor's office near the state Capitol on Nov. 20 in Jackson. Eaton picked the one with the longer, 3-inch green straw, giving him the victory and blocking the GOP from having a supermajority in the House. The candidates were tied after the Nov. 3 election.
ROGELIO V. SOLIS/ASSOCIATED PRESSRep. Bo Eaton, D-Taylorsville, left, a 20-year incumbent, and Republican challenger Mark Tullos of Raleigh open and display the contents of silver-plated business card boxes in the governor's office near the state Capitol on Nov. 20 in Jackson. Eaton picked the one with the longer, 3-inch green straw, giving him the victory and blocking the GOP from having a supermajority in the House. The candidates were tied after the Nov. 3 election. Rogelio V. Solis AP
ROGELIO V. SOLIS/ASSOCIATED PRESSRep. Bo Eaton, D-Taylorsville, left, a 20-year incumbent, and Republican challenger Mark Tullos of Raleigh open and display the contents of silver-plated business card boxes in the governor's office near the state Capitol on Nov. 20 in Jackson. Eaton picked the one with the longer, 3-inch green straw, giving him the victory and blocking the GOP from having a supermajority in the House. The candidates were tied after the Nov. 3 election. Rogelio V. Solis AP

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