Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 11/19/2010 - 12:05pm.

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A recount in North Carolina's closest congressional race has confirmed a victory for Republican candidate Renee Ellmers. State Board of Elections director Gary Bartlett said Friday that a recount in the 2nd Congressional District has found that Ellmers defeated Democratic Rep. Bob Etheridge by about 1,500 votes. Etheridge had requested a second count of ballots after the election earlier this month found the candidates separated by less than one percent of all votes cast. Ellmers is a nurse who campaigned with the backing of the tea party movement and an early endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Etheridge is a veteran lawmaker who had won previous elections by a wide margin. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Full Story »
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.