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Cawthorn creates stir with plan to run for 13th Dist. seat
Wednesday, 01 December 2021 14:52

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Dual announcements by U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn and N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore have rattled the Republican establishment of Mecklenburg County — “potentially the new stomping grounds of North Carolina’s most controversial politician (Cawthorn),” The Charlotte Observer reported Nov. 20.

“Cawthorn said about a week earlier that he would run for the newly created 13th Congressional District, a seat political observers had assumed Moore would seek,” the Observer noted. “Once Cawthorn announced his move, Moore promptly said he would stay in the state legislature.

“It also created an opening in Western North Carolina, where Democrats have been campaigning for months in hopes of unseating Cawthorn. One of them, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, has already raised more than $900,000.

“With Moore out of the race for the newly-drawn 13th District, which includes western and northern Mecklenburg County, Cawthorn has a significantly clearer opening,” the Observer stated.

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Going rogue: 'Be armed, be dangerous, be moral,' Cawthorn says after Rittenhouse verdict
Wednesday, 01 December 2021 14:49

From Staff Reports


Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-Hendersonville, celebrated the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on Nov. 19 on social media with colorful comments that have triggered outrage from some opponents.

In an Instagram story on his account, Cawthorn said, “Kyle Rittenhouse is not guilty, my friends. You have a right to defend yourselves; be armed, be dangerous and be moral.”

In the same story, Cawthorn placed a text box that offered Rittenhouse an internship:

“Kyle: If you want an internship, reach out to me.”

Cawthorn has been an outspoken proponent of gun rights.

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