Patricia Keever wins congressional primary

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Incumbent U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry will face Democrat Patricia Keever in November’s general election.

McHenry, a Republican, and Keever won their respective primaries Tuesday for North Carolina’s 10th District, which covers parts of western North Carolina.

McHenry is a four-term legislator who previously was appointed as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor by President George W. Bush. He serves on the House financial services and oversight and government reform committees. McHenry beat out challengers Ken Fortenberry, a newspaper publisher, and Cramerton resident Don Peterson.

Keever is a North Carolina state representative. She beat out Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy and Rutherfordton resident Timothy Murphy.
This article was provided by The Associated Press Wire.  (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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