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WASHINGTON (ROLLCALL.COM) — Rep. Mike McIntyre is turning out to be harder to dislodge than Republicans predicted when they redistricted the North Carolina Democrat into a GOP-leaning seat.

There is generally good news for Tarheel State Republicans as Nov. 6 approaches: They appear on track to pick up three Democratic-held seats in the House of Representatives this November – those of retiring Reps. Brad Miller and Heath Shuler and the seat of vulnerable Rep. Larry Kissel The lone piece of bad news: Ousting the eight-term McIntyre is going to be more difficult than originally expected – if he is beaten at all.


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