The Fight For Mark Meadows’ Vacated NC-11 Seat Continues In Debates

Sep 8, 2020

Republican Madison Cawthorn and Democrat Moe Davis, candidates for the North Carolina 11th Congressional District, came together for a two-day forum this weekend to discuss policy issues. The candidates are vying for the seat left vacant by Mark Meadows.
Credit Cory Vaillancourt

Republican Madison Cawthorn and Democrat Moe Davis are in a close race for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District seat, which represents most of western North Carolina. The two faced off in a two-day forum this weekend addressing issues ranging from police reform to the numerous unsolved cases of missing and murdered indigenous women. 

They also faced questions about their vastly different backgrounds: Davis is a 62-year-old career military lawyer and retired Air Force colonel, while Cawthorn is a 25-year-old CEO of a real estate company. The forum — hosted by Blue Ridge Public Radio, Smoky Mountain News and Mountain Xpress — was moderated by reporter Cory Vaillancourt of BPR and Smoky Mountain News. Vaillancourt joins host Frank Stasio to talk about the standout moments from the forum.