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Crowded House: 13th District race is crammed with candidates

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Tim Rickard/News & Record

One Republican candidate is taking the phrase “ground game” to heart by trekking on foot across the new 13th Congressional District wooing votes.

Another depicts his candidacy for the U.S. House seat as a quest to recapture a whiff of the outdoorsy vibe of the GOP’s Teddy Roosevelt era.

A third candidate with friends in high places got a national-level endorsement that has translated into flashy TV ads that might or might not work in this super-heated environment.

Early voting begins Thursday in the 13th District, which might be North Carolina’s most radically changed by the court battle over redistricting and minority voting rights that came to a head earlier this year.

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