In 2010, Ilario Pantano easily won the Republican nomination for North Carolina's 7th District seat in Congress before losing to incumbent Rep. Mike McIntyre in the general election. Pantano has been working ever since to try again. He says a lot has changed since his first run for Congress.
David Rouzer is in the middle of his second term in the state Senate. Now the Republican from Johnston County wants to serve in Washington. Rouzer filed to run for US House yesterday in North Carolina's 7th Congressional District, which has a much different look this election year.