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Battle of the Giants

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Parties clashed in the 1876 gubernatorial race and pitted Democrat Zebulon Vance against Republican Thomas Settle. The race became dubbed 'Battle of the Giants' because each candidate represented the best from each party and because of the veracity of the campaign, which turned away from issues and focused on personalities. Vance would go on to win by 14,000 votes and secure the Democrats political position within the state.