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North Carolina Republicans Gain A Seat In U.S. House Delegation

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Mark Walker is one of three new members of the U.S. House from North Carolina. The Tea Party-backed Republican handily beat Democrat Laura Fjeld. He’s a former preacher with no political experience. Walker will fill the seat held by Howard Coble for 30 years.

"It’s a very sobering thought to say the people of North Carolina, this particular district, have said we want you to be our voice in Washington D.C.," said Walker. "And I’m even trying to wrap my mind around the responsibility that that really is."

In the 12th District Democrat Alma Adams won a lopsided decision. She replaces Mel Watt who left the seat ten months ago.

And in the seventh David Rouzer won the race in which he was defeated two years ago. Democratic incumbent Mike McIntyre didn’t seek re-election.

Rouzer’s victory means Republicans added a House seat – so ten of the state’s 13 districts are now red.

Jeff Tiberii covers politics for WUNC. Before that, he served as the station's Greensboro Bureau Chief.
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