Today's primary election results could have major implications for the future of the Wake County school system.
The latest survey from Public Policy Polling, the firm run by Democratic activist Dean Debnam, indicates that school board members Debra Goldman and John Tedesco will likely enter into runoffs next month. They're running, respectively, for the Republican nominations for state auditor and state schools superintendent.
It's more clear-cut for school board member Chris Malone, who is competing in a two-person race for the GOP nomination for the state House 35 seat. Malone will either win today and face former school board member Lori Millberg, the Democratic nominee, in November or his campaign is over.
On the Wake County Board of Commissioners, polling indicates that Tony Gurley faces a tough battle to make the GOP runoff for lieutenant governor. Paul Coble is running for the GOP nomination for the 13th Congressional District. Erv Portman has no Democratic primary opposition so he's gearing up for the November battle for the state Senate 17 seat.