U.S. House of Representatives, North Carolina-02
The race to be the Republican nominee of North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District is shaping up to be interesting one. Incumbent Renee Ellmers angered constituents when she single-handedly sabotaged a pro-life bill set to pass the House in 2015. Coupled with a voting record that is hardly one of conservative fortitude (she’s voted with President Obama on issues like immigration and trade), Ellmers faces a crowded primary field that includes current Rep. George Holding of the 13th District, thanks to some redistricting shenanigans at the federal level. Also in the running is Tea Party activist Jim Duncan, a successful businessman whose served in the National Guard. Considered a conservative foil to the moderate Ellmers, he has already been endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund. And thanks to years of local grassroots organization, it’s safe to say Duncan is bringing a solid fight to the Establishment as North Carolina’s primary fast approaches. Another moderate to conservative turnover come November? Go Jim, go!