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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The number of candidates for North Carolina’s congressional seats surged on the last day of election filings under new district boundaries.

The State Board of Elections counted 76 people filing for the 13 district seats by Friday’s noon deadline, including 17 Friday alone, according to the Associated Press.

The New Hanover County Board of Elections website shows in District 9, three Republicans Mark Harris, Robert Pittenger, and Todd Johnson filed. One of them will go up against the only Democrat in that race Christian Cano.

In District 3, Democrats David Allan Hurst, Ernest T. Reeves and Republicans Phil Law, Taylor Griffin, Walter Jones filed.

There are only two candidates in District 7, so they’ll skip the primary. They are Republican David Rouzer and Democrat Jay Wesley Casteen.

The general assembly had to redraw the map and delay the March primary to June 7.

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