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

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.

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.

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