GOP Rep to Change Districts for Reelection

GOP Rep to Change Districts for Reelection

( – Redistricting is underway across the United States. In North Carolina, the state legislature has already made significant changes to its map. Now one congressman is switching districts for his reelection run in 2022.

On November 11, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) announced he’s going to run for reelection in District 13 instead of District 14, which is what he currently represents. In a Twitter message to his constituents, he explained his district was split apart and he was worried the GOP establishment would push a “go along to get along Republican” candidate in the 13th district. He said he won’t let that happen.

Cawthorn, 26, has only served in Congress since January 2021, but is already well-known within the party. He’s pushed back hard against COVID-19 restrictions in his district. The freshman congressman isn’t afraid to take on the establishment, is a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, and is the future of the party.

According to Western Carolina University political expert Chris Cooper, the 14th district still leans Republican but there’s a path for Democrats to take control of it now. District 13 will remain deep red, giving Cawthorn an excellent chance of winning reelection as long as he wins the Republican nomination.

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