- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Alma Adams of Greensboro says she will run for re-election in the 12th Congressional District even though redistricting shifted its boundaries exclusively to in and around Charlotte.

The North Carolina General Assembly approved Friday a new congressional map that reworked the 12th, which had been largely in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte. The new map has her living in the Republican-leaning 13th District but congressional candidates don’t have to live in the district they are running in.

Some Mecklenburg County Democrats are interested in running for the 12th seat. Adams says Charlotte shouldn’t lose its seniority and influence with a new representative.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal late Friday to keep the 2016 elections under the previous map puts the state on track for a June 7 congressional primary.


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