In this Thursday, May 19, 2016 photo, Rep. Renee Ellmers listens while facing off with Dr. Greg Brannon and Rep. George Holding during the 2nd Congressional District Republican primary debate at WRAL studio in Raleigh, N.C. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
Clay Aiken, Democratic candidate for U.S. representative of North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District, gives his concession speech in Sanford, N.C. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 after losing to Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Abbi O'Leary)
The candidates in the 2nd Congressional District race, Clay Aiken, right, and Renee Ellmers, leave the stage after the taping of a debate on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Raul R. Rubiera) ** FILE **
In this undated photo provided by Majority Connections LLC, US Rep. Renee Ellmers, a candidate in the Republican Party primary in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District, poses for a photo. (AP Photo/Majority Connections LLC)
Republicans (from left) Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia leave a Wednesday news conference where they announced a strengthened revival of the "YouCut" plan.