Two Dems Vie For Chance To Take on Budd In NC 13th
Voters head to the polls for the primary election on Tuesday, and in the race for the U.S. 13th Congressional District, Democrats see a chance to possibly flip a Republican-held House seat.
Republican Ted Budd is in his first term. He won handily in 2016, but it was the narrowest win out of all North Carolina GOP congressional victories.
Budd is unopposed in the Republican primary.
Two Democrats are on the ballot. Kathy Manning is a Greensboro activist and veteran fundraiser. She faces Adam Coker, who also ran in the Democratic primary in 2016, coming in third.
Manning leads the pack in fundraising for the campaign, according to figures from the Center For Responsive Politics. She had pulled in more than $1.2 million through mid-April, compared to more than $800,000 for Budd.
Coker, Manning’s primary opponent, had raised just over $50,000.
Also on the ballot is Libertarian candidate Tom Bailey. His campaign finance data was unavailable.
The 13th District had been located in eastern North Carolina before a federal court ordered the state's congressional lines redrawn in 2016. It is now in the heart of the Piedmont and includes parts of Greensboro, High Point, Thomasville and Lexington.