Race for NC’s 2nd congressional district heats up
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (WNCN) — What could have been a relatively routine race has turned into one of the most contentious in the country with politicos in Washington closely watching.
Two members of Congress from central North Carolina are facing off in the Republican primary next month, and two famous billionaires are targeting one of them.
Reps. Renee Ellmers and George Holding are seeking their party’s nomination in the second Congressional district.
Americans for Prosperity, which was founded by the billionaire Koch brothers, is taking the unusual step of trying to unseat Ellmers. It’s the first time the group has directly targeted a Republican.
“I’m an effective member of Congress that isn’t beholden to any DC special interest groups. That is apparently what AFP has turned into,” said Ellmers.
She hosted a town hall Thursday night in Holly Springs.
She and Holding share similar views on a variety of issues, such as supporting Donald