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Primary Challenge Spells Rough Waters Ahead for Mike McIntyre
NRCC | February 27, 2013

Today can’t be a good day for Mike McIntyre. Just two months in to the 113th Congress, not only has McIntyre had to come to grips with his near loss this last election cycle, now he is facing a heated primary challenge from his own party who apparently are not too pleased with the career congressman.

Star News Online reported:

Barfield announces run for congressional seat

“Though the 2014 election season seems far away, New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield announced his candidacy for Congress Tuesday evening, saying “the timing is right.” (…)

The congressional seat is currently held by fellow Democrat Mike McIntyre, who was recently re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in a very close race against state Sen. David Rouzer, R-Johnston.

Barfield said he has not spoken with McIntyre about his congressional run, and McIntyre has not yet indicated whether or not he will run again in 2014.”

So is this the bittersweet end for Mike McIntyre? Not only has the NRCC announced that McIntyre will be a top target for the 2014 election cycle, now he is facing a tough primary challenge.

NRCC Statement: “Mike McIntyre is quickly learning that when you talk out of both sides of your mouth you will surely get caught in a web of lies. It will be interesting to see which Mike McIntyre shows up for this campaign.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Katie Prill

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