Republican U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers Gets 3rd Primary Challenger

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- First-term Republican U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers has drawn three primary challengers.

Richard Speer of Fayetteville on Friday became the third Republican to challenge U.S. Rep Renee Ellmers for the 2nd Congressional District seat representing the central Piedmont. They face Sonya Holmes of Broadway and Clement Munno of Aberdeen in the GOP primary in May.

Jon Gauthier became the eighth Republican to file candidacy papers with the State Board of Elections for the 9th Congressional District seat.

Bernard A. Holliday of Creedmoor became the first Democrat to enter the race for the 13th Congressional District. Wake County Commissioner Paul Coble and the former U.S. attorney for eastern North Carolina, George Holding, have entered the GOP race.


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  • by ANON on Feb 27, 2012 at 05:43 PM
    You ARE NOT a beachbum,just a Dumbum.For sure,educated by Democrats.
  • by Beachbum3 on Feb 25, 2012 at 06:50 AM
    Tthis woman is north carolinas own Jan Brewer. AN she as well as Jan Brewer needs to be thrown out of the us congress once an for all along with Virginia Fox. come the next election cycle of November 4th 2012. i would also like to predict that these repbulcians will lose the entire u.s. house an the u.s senate come the next election strickly because of their radical far right winged ideas for this country that the american citizen do not subscribe to their ways of thinking over critical issues to this country as a hold
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