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NC state legislators Davis, Edwards begin US House bids

More current North Carolina state legislators have thrown their hat into the ring to run for Congress next year. Democratic state Sen. Don Davis of Pitt County on Wednesday kicked off his campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat. And three-term Republican Sen. Chuck Edwards of Henderson County began his campaign for the 14th Congressional District seat on Tuesday. Current state Rep. James Gailliard and former state Sen. Erica Smith have already started their bids for the 2nd District Democratic nomination. The 14th District seat became interesting to some potential candidates when incumbent GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn decided to run in the 13th District next year.