Political poll shows Pantano ahead of opponent

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Ilario Pantano's congressional campaign released new poll numbers Wednesday that show the Wilmington Republican holding a sizeable lead in the race for his party's nomination.

In a release, the campaign says Pantano leads likely opponent David Rouzer by a 48 percent to 21 percent margin in a poll of 350 likely Republican voters.

The two men have announced they plan to run in the District 7 race for the seat that Democrat Mike McIntyre has held since 1997.

Pantano lost to McIntyre in the 2010 race.

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