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CHARLOTTE (WSIC) – Narrow margins in some of the most watched contests: less than 1900 votes separated US House District 9 winner Mark Harris from challenger Dan McCready in Tuesday’s midterm election.
That’s the seat previously held by Robert Pittenger which brought President Trump to town during the campaign.
Republicans maintain their majority in the North Carolina House and Senate, but have lost super majority status that enabled lawmakers to easily block the Governor’s vetoes. Among those losses is the seat of district 98 Representative John Bradford whose seat goes to Democrat Christy Clark based on 317 votes.
Republican Jeff Tarte was much further behind Democrat Challenger Natasha Marcus who won the Senate district 41 seat with more than 56 percent of the vote. Republican Rena Turner easily maintained her seat with more than double the votes of Democrat Allen Edwards.
In US House district 13, Republican Tedd Budd wins his second term in Congress beating Democrat Kathy Manning. In Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners District 1, Republican Jim Puckett falls to Democrat Elaine Powell.
Iredell voters overwhelmingly said no to a proposed local sales and use tax.