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Hudson will now face Kissell, one of Republicans' top targets this cycle. His district was made much more GOP-leaning in redistricting — it would have given Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainLawmakers worry about rise of fake video technology Democrats put Dreamers and their party in danger by playing hardball Trump set a good defense budget, but here is how to make it better MORE (R-Ariz.) a 15-point margin under the new lines.

In other North Carolina runoffs, real estate investor Mark Meadows won the GOP runoff in retiring Rep. Heath Shuler's (D-N.C.) western North Carolina seat. The district was redrawn to become the most Republican in the state, and while Shuler remains popular there and his former chief of staff is running, the race leans strongly Republican.

Former state Sen. Robert Pittenger (R) also win his primary runoff, and is all but a lock to replace retiring Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) in a safely Republican seat.