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Bitzer on Crowded 9th District Congressional Race

May 07, 2012

Category: Faculty, Politics

by Jim Morrill, Charlotte Observer (

BitzerNorth Carolina's most crowded congressional primary has been marked by personal attacks, calls to dismantle government, a detour into the "birther" controversy and one of the biggest self-funded campaigns in the country.

And that's just the opening round.

With 10 Republicans on the ballot, Tuesday's 9th District primary is almost certainly headed to a July 17 runoff.

"I would be shocked if we don't," says Michael Bitzer, a political scientist from Catawba College. Read more...


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