N.C. Congress runoff pits Trump favorite versus young rival

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Western North Carolina voters in a congressional primary runoff are deciding whether to accept President Donald Trump’s favored candidate or choose her young rival.

Lynda Bennett got the most votes in a 12-candidate GOP primary in March for the 11th District seat recently held by Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. She and 24-year-old Madison Cawthorn are running in Tuesday’s election.

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Trump endorsed Bennett earlier this month on Twitter. She’s also banking on support from GOP notables like Ted Cruz and Jim Jordan. Cawthorn is getting support from a super PAC.

The runoff winner faces Democrat Moe Davis in the Republican-leaning district.