Many voters in northwest North Carolina will be seeing some different names on the ballot this year as a result of court-ordered redistricting. The 10th and 5th Districts are among those with significantly different boundaries.

The 10th includes large swaths of foothill counties that previously had been part of the 5th District, including the western suburbs of Forsyth County, which have been long held by Republican Virginia Foxx.

The redrawn 10th also has a GOP incumbent -- Patrick McHenry, who was first elected in 2004. He's being challenged by David Parker, a former state Democratic Party chairman making his first run for a major office.

As of June, McHenry had outraised his challenger by more than $2 million, and analysts including the Cook Report consider the 10th District seat to be safely Republican.

The former 5th District has for generations been a key part of the Triad's politics. But now it's shifted westward. The new lines include most of the High Country and runs from the Virginia border to the South Carolina line. 

Foxx is once again running for re-election. She faces Democrat David Wilson Brown and Constitution Party candidate Jeff Gregory. 

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