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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 Trump 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 Walker (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.

Tags 2020 election Donald Trump Mark Walker North Carolina

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