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NC lawmaker may challenge Sen. Tillis after district redrawn

Posted On: Dec 5, 2019   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Walker may challenge GOP Sen. Thom Tillis for the party's Senate nomination next year or might run against either of two GOP House colleagues in their primaries, a spokesman for Walker said Wednesday.
Walker was faced with the decision after the North Carolina legislature redrew the state's congressional map, following a state court ruling that the previous district lines unfairly benefited the GOP.
Republicans currently hold 10 of the state's 13 congressional seats. The new map is considerably friendlier for Democrats, and Walker's central North Carolina district is one of two GOP-held seats that seem likely to be won by Democrats in next November's elections.
Tillis is seeking a second six-year Senate term. He ran into criticism from conservatives after initially opposing President Donald Trump's plan to unilaterally shift federal dollars to building his proposed wall along the Mexican border.
Tillis later reversed that stance and has since been...

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