There’s no presidential or gubernatorial race on the ballot this year, but the 2014 election in North Carolina features a high-profile U.S. Senate race and other important congressional, legislative, and judicial contests.

Executive director Joe Stewart and research director Matt Bales of the N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation discussed key 2014 electoral trends during a presentation for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Stewart and Bales outline top factors driving this year’s races, along with important demographic changes.

3:15 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 1:08:45 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.