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Incumbent U.S. Rep. Alma Adams Wins Democratic Race for 12th District

U.S. Representative Alma Adams
U.S. Representative Alma Adams

Alma Adams is the Democratic nominee to represent North Carolina’s 12th District in Congress.

Adams is the incumbent in the 12th District, but it wasn’t a given that she would sail to victory.

She briefly lived outside of the district earlier this year after state legislators re-drew North Carolina’s congressional maps. Her opponents attacked her after she moved to Charlotte to live inside of the newly-drawn district.

Adams came out with a double-digit lead over the second-place challenger, Malcolm Graham.

In the Republican race, Leon Threatt, a pastor who lives in Matthews and who ran in 2014, won with 42 percent of the vote.

The 12th district favors Democrats, so Adams is a favorite to win in the general election in November.

Jorge Valencia has been with North Carolina Public Radio since 2012. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Jorge studied journalism at the University of Maryland and reported for four years for the Roanoke Times in Virginia before joining the station. His reporting has also been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Miami Herald, and the Baltimore Sun.
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