Mark Harris (R), a 2016 challenger, is considering another primary bid against Rep. Robert Pittenger (R), the three-term congressman he lost to by 135 votes in a low-turnout election delayed by court-ordered redistricting. Harris “informed his congregation Sunday morning of his decision to step aside as senior pastor in the future. The church leadership will announce a transition plan July 2. Pittenger … sent an email to his supporters acknowledging Harris’ potential run for the seat.” (WSOC-TV)
ON BOARD. New Politics, “a national organization that recruits and supports military veterans and national service alumni to run for public office,” backed Marine veteran Dan McCready (D) in his bid to unseat Pittenger. (release)
The district leans heavily Republican and backed Donald Trump by 12 points.