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Butterfield, Holding win re-election

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Rep. G.K. Butterfield

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From Staff, Wire Reports

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-1st District, was one of three Democrats in North Carolina’s congressional delegation to win re-election Tuesday.

“I thank the voters, particularly the voters in Edgecombe County, for their vote of confidence,” he said. “A Democratic majority in the U.S. House will be a benefit to the constituents I represent, including rural communities and middle- and low-income families. I look forward to continuing the fight to make health care accessible, build an economy that works for everyone and be a positive source for change.”

U.S. Rep. George Holding has won a fourth term, defeating a former Democratic state lawmaker in North Carolina's 2nd District.

Holding defeated Linda Coleman in the district that includes all or parts of six counties in central and Eastern North Carolina.

During an October debate, Holding emphasized his support of tax cuts, while Coleman stressed the importance of keeping drug costs low and making sure people with pre-existing conditions can find health insurance.

The 50-year-old Holding is a former U.S. attorney whose website lists his successful prosecutions of several politicians.

The 69-year-old Coleman previously had lost two races for lieutenant governor. Her website listed health care, education, jobs, the environment, gun safety and fair elections as her priorities.

Also winning re-election were Democrats David Price in the 4th and Alma Adams in the 12th. Price was first elected to Congress in 1986.

Republican members in favorable GOP districts also are getting additional two-year terms. They include Virginia Foxx in the 5th District, Mark Walker in the 6th, David Rouzer in the 7th, Patrick McHenry in the 10th and Mark Meadows in the 11th. Meadows leads the House Freedom Caucus. McHenry is the Republicans' chief deputy whip.

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson won re-election Tuesday over Frank McNeill to represent the district that stretches southeast from Concord to Fayetteville. U.S. Rep Ted Budd retained his seat, defeating Democratic challenger Kathy Manning in the 13th District in a close race that drew President Donald Trump's attention.

Third District GOP Rep. Walter Jones faced no ballot opposition.

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