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Race For NC’s 13th Congressional District Heats Up

Credit Lynn Hey
Vans carrying Bennett College students arrive at a early voting site following a election rally for Kathy Manning, democratic candidate for the the 13th Congressional District of North Carolina, at Bennett College Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Greensboro, N.C

Republican incumbent Tedd Budd and Democratic challenger Kathy Manning are in a tight and heated race to represent North Carolina's 13th Congressional District. Budd won in 2016 with no prior political experience, and Manning is in the same position this year. Budd owns a gun store and shooting range in Advance, North Carolina, while Manning has spent her career in law and philanthropy.

The race is drawing significant outside attention and money. According to OpenSecrets, a project of the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, more than $3.5M in outside spending has poured into the race.

Host Frank Stasio speaks with WUNC Greensboro Reporter Naomi Prioleau about her interviews with the two candidates and what analysts are saying about the race.

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Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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