U.S. Congressman David Rouzer defeated his Democratic challenger Kyle Horton in the District 7 race, 55 percent to 42 percent. Rouzer points to economic growth as a key factor in the race.
The Congressman says that his campaign was positive and focused on the economy in the run up to election day.
He says that was the key.
“I think there were a number of different issues that folks were voting on in southeastern North Carolina. I think there's a high regard for the progress that we've made in helping to turn the economy around over the last couple of years, going from one and a half to two percent GDP nationally to now three to four percent GDP. Every business owner that I talked to throughout the district, you know, business is going great. Their biggest problem is finding labor.”
This will be Rouzer’s third term in Congress.