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Rouzer wins GOP primary for U.S. House seat

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Republican David Rouzer's bid to represent North Carolina's 7th district in Congress will advance to November's general election. Republican David Rouzer's bid to represent North Carolina's 7th district in Congress will advance to November's general election.

Republican David Rouzer's bid to represent North Carolina's 7th district in Congress will advance to November's general election. Challenger Woody White called Rouzer to concede in the race.

With 75% of the precincts reporting, Rouzer is in front with 19,471 votes. Wilmington attorney Woody White has 12,823 votes. Chris Andrade, a military veteran from Fayetteville, has received 2,354 votes. Although not all of the precinct has reported, the votes calculated for Rouzer are too much for White or Andrade to overcome.

A former state senator from Johnston County, Rouzer narrowly lost the 2012 General Election to Mike McIntyre (D), who is not seeking re-election after serving since 1997.

If elected, Rouzer promises to shrink the size of government, end wasteful spending and secure the border.

A marketing and business development consultant, Rouzer also distributes environmentally friendly cleaning products for vehicle and truck fleets, according to his campaign website.

He previously worked as a staffer for former U.S. Senators Jesse Helms and Elizabeth Dole.

Rouzer will face New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield, the unofficial Democrat nominee, in the General Election for the open seat.

The 7th congressional district includes parts of 12 counties and stretches from Wilmington to Raleigh suburbs in Johnston County.

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