In North Carolina, GOP Banks On Trump To Save House Seats

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina Republicans are trying to hold onto key U.S. House seats that, if lost, would signal a good Election Night for national Democrats.

Some of those GOP candidates are banking on Donald Trump to help them win.

The president has traveled to North Carolina twice to stump for Baptist minister Mark Harris in the 9th District and 13th District first-term Rep. Ted Budd, most recently last week in Charlotte. The 2nd District seat held by GOP Rep. George Holding is also being targeted by Democrats and their allies.

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The seat looking the most favorable for Democrats is the 9th, represented by a Republican since 1963.

Democrats found a candidate cast well for the socially-conservative district in Dan McCready, who has outraised Harris handily.