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Inside Scoop: Council support crosses party lines

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City Councilman Mike Barber was sporting a Zack Matheny for Congress lapel pin at today council retreat.

It wouldn't be the strangest thing in the world -- one council member supporting another council member's bid for higher office.

Except Matheny's a registered Republican; Barber's a registered Democrat and a former chairman of the Guilford County Democratic Party.

That's no big deal for Barber. He said the country needs people like Matheny -- young and energetic -- in Congress.

Contact Amanda Lehmert at (336) 373-7075, and follow @alehmert on Twitter.

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