• Candidates to begin filing to run in new District 9 Congressional election

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    NORTH CAROLINA - Starting Monday, candidates can officially start filing to run in the new District 9 Congressional Election. 

     

    The primary is scheduled for May 14. The special election will be held September 10, unless there is a runoff. If this happens, the special election will be pushed back to November 5. 

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    Right now, three Republicans have said they will run for the seat. 

    • Former Mecklenburg County Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour
    • Fayetteville Businesswoman Stevie Rivenbark
    • Union County Commissioner Stony Rushing

    [ALSO READ: Former Meck County commissioner announces candidacy for 9th District]

    The primary winner will take on Democrat Dan McCready. 

    Five people have already been charged in the District 9 electrion fraud investigation. 

    They all face charges connected to the illegal ballot harvesting operation McCrae Dowless is accused of running. 

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