North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District held a primary run-off Tuesday between Republican candidates Lynda Bennett and Madison Cawthorn. In what some would call a surprising upset, Cawthorn defeated Bennett after receiving 65.8% of the vote.
This run-off occurred after neither Bennett nor Cawthorn captured the necessary 30% of the vote in the primary election on March 3. After Bennett received 22.7% and Cawthorn 20.4%, Cawthorn called for a run-off. The result of this run-off may be surprising to some because Bennett received endorsements from President Donald Trump and former Congressman Mark Meadows, who previously held the seat and currently serves as the President’s chief of staff. Bennett also served as vice chair of the Haywood County Republican Party. Cawthorn is a twenty-four-year-old CEO of a real estate investment company. Should he win the general election on November 3, Cawthorn will become the youngest member of Congress at twenty-five years old. Cawthorn will face Democrat Moe Davis, Libertarian Tracey DeBruhl, and Green Party candidate Tamara Zwinak in the general election.
As always, NC Family will be surveying all candidates running in this and other races and will publish their responses in our highly sought after, nonpartisan 2020 General Election Voter Guide. Our Voter Guide will help you learn where candidates stand on key issues such as life, marriage, religious liberty, and much more. We will be producing a print Voter Guide, as well as a website so you can view it electronically.