SPOTTED: Rouzer takes part in "class photo" for Congress
David Rouzer is spotlighted from our screen grab from today's satellite feed. (Source: NBC News)
Another picture from the class photo this morning. (Source: NBC News)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WECT) - As county boards of election in North Carolina's 7th Congressional District continue the process of finalizing the vote in this year's election, WECT.com has learned both congressional candidates are in Washington D.C. preparing to take office as U.S. Representative.
Incumbent Congressman Mike McIntyre currently leads Republican candidate David Rouzer by 420 votes in the 7th district, but the vote is not expected to be finalized until Friday afternoon at the earliest. Depending on the final outcome, the race could go to a recount.
McIntyre went back to D.C. earlier this week to prepare for what he expects to be his ninth term in Congress.
WECT.com also spotted Rouzer in D.C. Thursday morning taking what the NBC News satellite feed characterized as a "class photo" of newly-elected members of Congress on the steps of the Capitol. Candidates in close races typically go through orientation activities while races are decided.
"No comment on this," Jessica Wood, Rouzer's spokesperson, said via email.
New Hanover County's Board of Elections will meet Thursday afternoon to count provisional and absentee ballots. Johnston County will do the same later Thursday.
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