Ballantine Primary Profile

PATRICK BALLANTINE WAS APPOINTED TO THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE SENATE WHEN HE WAS 29 YEARS OLD. HE BECAME SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER AT 33. NOW, AT 39, HE’S RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR. BALLANTINE IS BY FAR THE YOUNGEST CANDIDATE IN THE RACE. HE’S CAMPAIGNING ON HIS YOUTH AND ENERGY AS THE NEXT GENERATION OF REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP. AS PART OF OUR SERIES ON THE REPUBLICANS RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR, WUNC’S LAURA LESLIE WENT LOOKING FOR THE CANDIDATE BEHIND THE CHARISMA.

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