Manning Announces Candidacy For 6th District

Manning Announces Candidacy For 6th District

12:29pm Dec 02, 2019
Kathy Manning. Photo credit: Kathy Manning campaign.

Democrat Kathy Manning has launched her campaign for the redrawn 6th District of North Carolina. 

Manning previously lost her bid represent the 13th Congressional District in 2018. She announced on Monday she’ll run in a district that now includes all of Guilford County, Winston-Salem, and parts of Kernersville. The North Carolina General Assembly approved the newly formed district in November.

In announcing her candidacy, Manning released a statement saying, “The Triad area has been underrepresented in Congress due to unconstitutionally gerrymandered maps drawn by Republican insiders.”

The News and Observer reports congressional campaign filing began Monday, after a three-judge panel approved the new house district map. The judges had suspended filing for the 13 seats while the case was under review.  

The filing period is set to end on December 20th, with the primary scheduled for March 3rd. 

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