McIntyre back to work while votes still counted in NC7
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WECT) - Holding on to an unofficially razor thin margin of victory, the campaign manager for Congressman Mike McIntyre says the long-time representative will return to work in Washington D.C. this week as canvassing continues.
The latest numbers from the North Carolina Board of Elections show McIntyre with 420 more votes than Republican challenger David Rouzer in NC 7's congressional district. McIntyre has 167,386 votes (50.06%) to 166,966 votes for Rouzer (49.94%). Those numbers are expected to change as canvassing continues this week in several counties.
"Congressman McIntyre is returning to Washington this week for his congressional work and representation on behalf of the citizens of Eastern North Carolina. His commitment to the citizens and communities he represents is strong and solid. We have a large team in place all over the 7th District as county Boards of Elections continue to review the provisional and absentee ballots. We are confident our lead will continue and potentially grow --- and that our victory will stand," Lachlan McIntosh, Campaign Manager,
Rouzer has not conceded the race at this point. His campaign says it will let the canvassing play out in the various counties before deciding next steps.
McIntyre was first elected to represent the district in 1996. A win will mark his 9th term in Washington.
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