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McIntyre's lead over Rouzer grows slightly, recount likely

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- After months of an often bitter race for the US House, the contest between Rep. Mike McIntyre and his Republican challenger David Rouzer may not be over.

UnoffIcial results from the North Carolina Board of Elections Wednesday morning show McIntyre edging out Rouzer by 507 votes, which grew by almost 200 votes in late tabulating. The margin of 167,524 to 167,017 is 0.16 percent. That means Rouzer can ask for a recount, which his campaign will not have to pay for.

"We feel great," McIntyre said. "From what we understand, that's the final count, and we're very grateful for that."

Both candidates spoke to supporters late in night, but neither man conceded.

"I know whatever the future may hold, the Lord's in control," Rouzer said.

Stay with WWAY NewsChannel 3 for continued coverage of this race.

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