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Congressional Democrats target three N.C. Republicans

Posted January 30

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has hardly let the new congressional session get started than they've picked out Republicans to target -- including three in North Carolina -- in the 2018 election.

The committee, in a memo distributed Monday, contends that dozens of Republican incumbents across the country, after unexpectedly close 2016 contests, are finding themselves defending seats where Donald Trump is unpopular and together the House Republicans and Trump Administration are pushing an unpopular agenda.

North Carolina Republicans on the DCCC list include:

Richard Hudson, of Concord, is serving his third term representing the 8th Congressional District. He was re-elected handily in 2016 with nearly 60 percent of the vote.

Robert Pittenger, of Charlotte, is serving his third term representing the 9th Congressional District. He beat back a touch primary challenge and won re-election in the heavily GOP district with almost 60 percent of the vote.  Pittenger is tied to an ongoing ethics-related federal investigation

Ted Budd lives on a farm in David County and runs a gun store in Rural Hall. He was just elected to his first time representing the 13th District and received abou 56 percent of the vote.


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