N Carolina presidential primary candidates to be decided

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has a presidential primary in just a little over two months. So election officials are firming up which presidential candidates will be on the ballots.

The State Board of Elections was slated to meet Tuesday to approve the lists of Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians for the March 15 primary.

Each party gave the board a slate of presidential candidates that totaled 28 names. State law directs party leaders to provide names of candidates whose candidacies are "generally advocated and recognized in the news media" throughout the country or in North Carolina.

Some candidates may be removed from the final lists because they are no longer running. California businessman Rocky De La Fuente may be added to the Democratic ballots because he's collected signatures through the petition process.