Patrick McHenry wins congressional primary

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Incumbent U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry has beat out two GOP challengers in North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District Republican primary.

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.

He beat out challengers Ken Fortenberry, a newspaper publisher, and Cramerton resident Don Peterson. McHenry will face off against the winner of the Democratic primary in the November general election.
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