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Democrat Kathy Manning wins open seat in North Carolina, flipping seat

Democrat Kathy Manning wins open seat in North Carolina, flipping seat
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Democrat Kathy Manning is projected to win her bid for Congress on Tuesday, flipping the Republican-held seat blue, according to The Associated Press.

Manning, an attorney and small-business owner, will represent North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District. President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE won the district by a 56 percentage point margin in 2016, but court-mandated redistricting made the district more Democratic in November 2019.

The seat is currently held by Rep. Mark WalkerBradley (Mark) Mark WalkerFormer Gov. Pat McCrory enters GOP Senate race in North Carolina Lara Trump leads GOP field in North Carolina Senate race, poll shows Former North Carolina governor set to launch Senate bid MORE (R-N.C.), who announced his retirement in December. A former Republican Study Committee chairman, Walker was first elected in 2014.

Manning ran on providing affordable and accessible health care, education and job training.