RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows has won the chance to notch another congressional seat for the GOP in Washington.
Meadows, a real estate investor, won the party's nod for the state's 11th Congressional District Tuesday, capturing 76 percent of the vote with 85 percent of the precincts reporting. He beat back businessman Vance Patterson in the primary runoff election.
Meadows will face Democrat Hayden Rogers in the November general election. Rogers is the former chief of staff for incumbent Heath Shuler, who decided not to run for re-election.
The state's 11th district is one of the seats Republicans hope to take from Democrats in the fall following the state's GOP-favored redistricting. The sprawling 17-county district spans primarily rural, mountainous areas in western North Carolina.