Patrick McHenry overwhelmingly won the Republican primary for the Tenth Congressional District today. With most precincts in the seven counties reporting completely, McHenry has 73 percent of the total vote against two opponents. McHenry won every county in the seven county district.
"I am humbled by the support of friends both new and old," said McHenry. "As we look toward November, I look forward to listening to voters across the 10th district. I will keep fighting for our values."
McHenry called to congratulate the winner of the Democrat primary, state Representative Patsy Keever. "I am looking forward to a spirited and substantive debate over the next few months," he said. "We have two clearly contrasting visions of America. This election will represent a choice on taxes, repealing Obamacare, and job creation. I'm glad to have the opportunity to debate those issues with Representative Keever."
North Carolina's 10th Congressional District includes most of three counties previously represented in their entirety by McHenry (Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln), two counties partially represented by McHenry (Rutherford, Gaston), and two counties previously in the 11th District (Polk, and the majority of Buncombe).