Diary

Democrats Play Defense in Competitive House 49 Race

Libertarian-leaning Republican faces appointed Democratic incumbent

By David N. Bass

October 19, 2010

RALEIGH — Former Democratic state Rep. Lucy Allen’s decision to leave office in April for a post on the N.C. Utilities Commission turned the state’s 49th House District from second tier to strongly competitive. Now, a libertarian-leaning Republican is skirmishing with an appointed Democrat to move the seat into the GOP’s win column.

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