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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
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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.

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