Chamber-backed Republican wins NC House primary

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Former state Sen. David Rouzer (R) has won the GOP primary for retiring Rep. Mike McIntyre's (D-N.C.) seat, giving the GOP establishment another win in North Carolina.

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The Associated Press has called the race for Rouzer, who led Tea Party candidate and attorney Woody White (R) by 58 percent to 35 percent with 53 percent of precincts reporting.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent $300,000 attacking White and boosting Rouzer, while the Republican-aligned YG Network and American Action Network also spent significant sums in the race.

Rouzer, who narrowly lost the 2012 election to McIntyre, now starts the general election with a big edge in the heavily Republican district.