- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - U.S. Rep. George Holding appears ready to challenge fellow Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers with a new congressional map approved by the North Carolina legislature this week headed for use in a June primary.

Holding was drawn into the 4th District, which has been represented by Democratic Rep. David Price for decades. But Holding political consultant Carter Wrenn said Friday that Holding told him he would seek the 2nd District seat held by Ellmers for a possible two-incumbent primary.

Wrenn says most constituents Holding has represented since 2013 are in the new 2nd District. His current 13th District was redrawn in Greensboro and points west.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused late Friday to let the state use the previous map while a ruling striking down two other districts is appealed.

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