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Battle of the sexes? Legislators vote along gender lines in bid to hire new state auditor general

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It was a battle of the sexes at a joint legislative panel meeting Monday morning with a bipartisan, bicameral group of female legislators supporting a woman as the state’s new auditor general and a like group of men supporting the male candidate. It took a second vote — and Joint Legislative Committee Chairman state Sen. Joseph Abruzzo announcing he was going to support Sherrill Norman — before a candidate could muster enough votes to be named the next state auditor general.…

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