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Cawthorn makes it official: He's switching to newly drawn district

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn on Thursday made it official: He's switching from the 11th Congressional District to run in a newly drawn district that had been widely regarded as tailor-made for North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Madison Cawthorn | CawthWatch | 2022 11th Congressional District election

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Cawthorn says he's running in new district east of mountains

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the 26-year-old Henderson County native who has become a conservative lightning rod in Congress, confirmed to 11th Congressional District Republicans that he plans to run in a newly drawn congressional district the one he currently represents.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Madison Cawthorn

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CawthWatch: Rolling Stone sources name Meadows, Cawthorn as Jan. 6 planners

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An article published by Rolling Stone casts the immediate past and the current congressman from Western North Carolina as key players in planning the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.   Read Story »

Tags: Mark Meadows | Madison Cawthorn | Capitol riot | Capitol insurrection | Jan. 6 insurrection

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Sheriff's office won't charge Cawthorn for having knife at School Board meeting

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The Henderson County Sheriff's Office issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying it was made aware of allegations that U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn had taken a knife into a Henderson County School Board meeting and that at its discretion had declined to bring a criminal misdemeanor charge.   Read Story »

Tags: Madison Cawthorn | CawthWatch | 2022 11th Congressional District election | Covid-19 masks

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Eric Gash releases introductory video in congressional campaign

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Describing himself as a "son of this soil," Eric Gash in his first campaign video recounted a life that overcame hardship through faith and declared that he is running for Congress "because I know we can be so much better."   Read Story »

Tags: Eric Gash | Madison Cawthorn | 2022 11th Congressional District election

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CAWTHWATCH: Cawthorn serves red meat to Macon County crowd

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn on Sunday called the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection defendants "political prisoners," mused about "busting them out," hinted at "plans in motion" to call protesters back to Washington, exaggerated the extent of violence during 2020 George Floyd protests and hinted at how President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris can be taken down "one at a time."   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Madison Cawthorn | CawthWatch

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Security seized Glock Cawthorn inadvertently stowed in carry-on

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Airport security officers at Asheville Regional Airport detected and seized a 9-mm Glock pistol from U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn as he was going through security before a flight in February, the congressman's office confirmed.   Read Story »

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CawthWatch: National 'Donument' would protect border wall

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn announced Tuesday that he has filed the "Donument" Act, a bill to create a "Southern Border Wall National Monument" to permanently protect the border wall from alteration.   Read Story »

Tags: Madison Cawthorn | CawthWatch

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Cawthorn weds Cristina Bayardelle, turning the page on horrific crash of 2014

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn married Cristina Bayardelle on Saturday afternoon in a ceremony attended by friends and family.   Read Story »

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CawthWatch: Rep. Cawthorn wants to make daylight saving time permanent

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, joining a bipartisan group of senators, wants to make Daylight Saving Time permanent.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Madison Cawthorn | CawthWatch

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CawthWatch: Slate lampoons freshman class of 'notorious national bozos'

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The latest installment of CawthWatch, a compilation of Cawthornia.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Madison Cawthorn | CawthWatch

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CawthWatch: A roundup of Madison Cawthorn coverage

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When it comes to national political coverage, Madison Cawthorn is the gift that keeps on giving.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | 2020 11th Congressional District | Madison Cawthorn

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Advice to a young congressman

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Dear Congressman Cawthorn:   Read Story »

Tags: Jere Brittain | Madison Cawthorn

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Dear Mr. Brittain ...

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Dear Congressman Madison Cawthorn and Mr. Jere Brittain,   Read Story »

Tags: Jere Brittain | Madison Cawthorn

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No local residents implicated in Capitol insurrection, sheriff says

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Although some Republican activists from Henderson County attended the Trump rally that ended in an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, none is under investigation for any criminal activity, Sheriff Lowell Griffin said Monday.   Read Story »

Tags: Lowell Griffin | Madison Cawthorn | Capitol riot | Victor Behoriam

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Sen. Edwards is 'incredibly concerned' about Cawthorn's conduct

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards said in a statement Tuesday that he is "incredibly concerned"  by U.S. Rep. Cawthorn's part in stirring up emotions of Trump supporters in the days and hours before the Capitol building riot that left five people dead.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | Madison Cawthorn | Capitol riot

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Cawthorn lands in the middle of Capitol insurrection story

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Madison Cawthorn, installed Sunday as the representative in the 11th Congressional District, wasted no time making national headlines.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Donald Trump | 2020 11th Congressional District | Madison Cawthorn

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‘I want to get government power out of our lives,’ Cawthorn says

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Madison Cawthorn, a native of Henderson County, has a compelling personal biography that starts with deep family roots in the mountains, veers into a horrific car crash at age 18 that nearly killed him and left him partially paralyzed and focused his ambition on what he describes as a need to “save my country.”   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 11th Congressional District | Madison Cawthorn

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Cawthorn, Davis on masks, gun control, poverty

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Congressional candidates Madison Cawthorn and Moe Davis hold sharply different views on mask wearing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, with Davis calling a Cawthorn rally a "super spreader" event and Cawthorn declaring that he encourages supporters to make the decision "that is best for them."   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 congressional races | Moe Davis | Madison Cawthorn

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Invoking Founding Fathers and Lincoln, Cawthorn says his youth is an asset

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Invoking two Founding Fathers and President Lincoln, 25-year-old Madison Cawthorn told a prime time Republican National Convention audience that he's not too young to serve in Congress.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 congressional races | Madison Cawthorn

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Cawthorn to speak during Republican National Convention

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Madison Cawthorn, the Republican nominee for the  11th Congressional District seat, has been invited to speak at the Republican National Convention.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Madison Cawthorn

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Cawthorn and Trump Campaign advisor discuss elections at Hendersonville meetup

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Madison Cawthorn, GOP nominee for the 11th congressional district, and John Pence, Trump campaign senior adviser and nephew of the vice president, spoke about the upcoming elections during a meetup at the Henderson County Republican Party office hosted by Trump Victory on Wednesday.   Read Story »

Tags: politics | political | NCGOP | President Trump | presidential campaigns | 2020 congressional races | Madison Cawthorn

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Bennett dodging debate, Cawthorn says

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Congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn says his opponent in the runoff for the Republican nomination is dodging his efforts to meet face to face in a debate, accusing her of a "Joe Biden strategy."   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | 2020 congressional races | Madison Cawthorn | Lynda Bennett

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Trump endorses Bennett in 11th District runoff

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President Trump on Thursday endorsed Lynda Bennett in the 11th Congressional District runoff for the Republican nomination, calling her a "great fighter and ally" who would be strong on issues of crime, the U.S.-Mexico border and military veterans.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | 2020 congressional races | Madison Cawthorn | Lynda Bennett

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Face masks are out, flags in at Cawthorn's tailgate party

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Social distancing and face masks were out and the American flag was in for congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn's tailgate party on Main Street Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: Madison Cawthorn | 2020 NC 11 runoff

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Cawthorn hosts tailgate event to support restaurants and shops

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Congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn is hosting the nonpartisan Great American Tailgate event from 1 to 3 p.m. today to rally support for downtown restaurants and shops.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | 2020 congressional races | Madison Cawthorn | Lynda Bennett | 2020 NC 11 runoff

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Democratic nominee is 'no pushover,' Cawthorn warns

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To hear them tell it, Lynda Bennett and Madison Cawthorn are crucial warriors on the ramparts against socialism in America, trusted soldiers under President Trump in a last-gasp battle to preserve capitalism.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | 2020 congressional races | Madison Cawthorn | Lynda Bennett | 2020 NC 11 runoff

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GOP leader fumbles attempt to expel press from candidate forum

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ASHEVILLE — Republican candidates for the 11th Congressional District nomination were 18 minutes into a campaign forum on Saturday afternoon when district chair Aubrey Woodard rose to make an announcement.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 congressional races | 2020 11th Congressional District | Jim Davis | Madison Cawthorn

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11th District GOP candidates make opening arguments

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ASHEVILLE — Ten candidates for the Republican nomination for the open 11th Congressional District seat gathered at an AB-Tech auditorium  Saturday to introduce themselves, make their opening arguments to Republican voters and pledge their unwavering support of President Trump.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 congressional races | 2020 11th Congressional District | Jim Davis | Madison Cawthorn