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Cawthorn staying home after all

Now that his previously chosen deep-red seat has been erased by the N.C. Supreme Court, U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn is staying put.

Cawthorn on Monday filed for reelection in the 11th Congressional District after the court-ordered overhaul of North Carolina’s congressional district maps. The freshman congressman announced weeks ago that he would seek reelection in a newly created 13th congressional district adopted by the state Legislature. An analysis by the John Locke Foundation found that the redrawn district, which took in a substantial number of Democratic voters in the Charlotte area, is now a tossup while the 11th Congressional District remains a safe Republican seat with a 55 percent GOP orientation.

“I am excited to run for reelection in North Carolina’s newly solidified 11th congressional district and represent nearly all of my current constituents in the 118th Congress," Cawthorn said in a news release. "The counties I had previously lost in redistricting are now included in the new maps that will be used in the 2022 election cycle, and today, I filed to represent them again. Western North Carolinians want a fighter in Congress. With their support, I look forward to returning to Washington as a sophomore member and helping enact major change with a historic Republican majority.”