While North Carolina’s 9th District appears headed for a re-vote because the Board of Elections refuses to certify Republican Mark Harris’ 905 vote lead over Democrat Dan McCready, this seat may not be the only Tarheel State congressional district headed toward another election.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-Skyland/Asheville) is being mentioned as a possible successor to outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly. If the Congressman is selected – he was quoted saying he would accept the position if the opportunity arises – the 11th District will also be forced into a new special election. Therefore, it is possible that North Carolina politicos could be in store for a very busy early 2019.
The 11th District covers the southwestern portion of the state, that is nestled within the Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina state borders. Known as a swing district during the past generation, NC-11 has been strongly Republican since the 1990 election, except for former Rep. Heath Shuler’s (D) three-term stint in a differently configured district.
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