Republican Running In NC9 Loses Bid For GOP Data

Republican Running In NC9 Loses Bid For GOP Data

4:19pm May 01, 2019
A polling worker enters a polling place in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 24, 2019 as early voting began in the Republican primary election for the North Carolina 9th Congressional District, a special election that was forced after last year's race was voided by a ballot-collection scandal. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

A man who is suing the North Carolina Republican Party for shutting him out of party benefits he says he's entitled to in his race for the 9th Congressional District has lost a recent court battle in the case.

A North Carolina judge says there's little likelihood that a candidate for the Republican nomination in a still-vacant North Carolina congressional seat will succeed in suing the GOP for access to internal party data and debate stages.

Candidate Chris Anglin of Raleigh is one of 10 Republican candidates running in the 9th Congressional District, which extends from Charlotte to Fayetteville.

He’s been barred from participating in Republican events ahead of the May 14 GOP primary.

On Tuesday, a Wake County judge dismissed his request for a temporary restraining order against the party.

Republicans call him a Democratic plant who cost them a seat on the state's top court last year. Anglin was a registered Democrat before running as a Republican against a GOP incumbent, splitting the vote and helping a Democrat win.

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