Renee Ellmers wins NC GOP primary for 2nd District
RALEIGH, N.C. — Incumbent U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers has won the Republican primary in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District.
Ellmers will face a Democratic opponent and Libertarian Brian Irving in November’s general election.
Ellmers is a freshman legislator and Tea Party member who upset seven-term Democratic congressman Bob Etheridge by 0.8 percent in 2010. She is a registered nurse from Dunn and serves on the agriculture, foreign affairs and small business committees. She defeated Richard Speer, Sonya Holmes and Clement Munno for the party nod.
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