Cawthorn's Uncivil War

Dec 10, 2021

When Madison Cawthorn revealed his plan to abandon western North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District to seek reelection in a neighboring — and seemingly friendlier — district, he exuded confidence, even cockiness, about the outcome.

#NC14: Henderson County Sen. Chuck Edwards enters race

Dec 1, 2021
Cory Vaillancourt

Henderson County Republican state senator Chuck Edwards’ entry into North Carolina’s 14th Congressional district race is the latest turn in the soap opera that is Western North Carolina’s politics.

Lilly Knoepp

Republican state senator Kevin Corbin will not run for Congress, and will instead run for re-election to his current office.  The first-term senator said last week he was considering a run for the GOP nomination in North Carolina’s 14th Congressional district, but made it official this morning that he will instead seek to stay in the General Assembly. 

It's not even 2022 yet

Nov 18, 2021

New maps made new lines.  Those inspired Western North Carolina's Congressman to run somewhere else, meaning the region will have a member of Congress come 2023.  Maybe.

Reaction to Cawthorn's move varies across WNC

Nov 17, 2021
Cory Vaillancourt

It hasn’t even been a week since Congressman Madison Cawthorn announced he would run in North Carolina’s newly drawn 13th district.  In his current district, the political consequences of his decision are only just beginning to emerge.