Holden is a moderate who has bucked his party over the years, particularly on energy issues. Redistricting has landed him in a district that is considerably more liberal, leaving him vulnerable to attacks from the left. Holden is in a tough primary fight against attorney Matt Cartwright in the 17th District, where 80 percent of the area is new terrain for the congressman. The Campaign for Primary Accountability has already poured $130,000 into the race against Holden ahead of next Tuesday's primary election.
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