Mark Harris

Demcorat Dan McCready and Republican Harris Mark Harris debated Wednesday night in the 9th Congressional District race.
Steve Harrison / WFAE

In the competitive 9th District Congressional race, Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready debated for the first time Wednesday night.

Steve Harrison / WFAE

In an attempt to close a large gender gap before the Nov. 6 election, Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, campaigned in Charlotte Monday for Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris.

The 9th District congressional race featuring Republican Mark Harris, left, and Democrat Dan McCready could be upended by a new congressional map.
Mark Harris For Congress / Dan McCready For Congress

Republican Mark Harris leads Democrat Dan McCready by five percentage points for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, according to a new poll by the New York Times and Sienna College.

New ads target Republican Mark Harris, who beat U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger the May primary.
Mark Harris for Congress

A national Democratic group is spending more money in the 9th Congressional District election, hoping Democrats can wrest the seat from Republicans this November. 

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Ninth district Congressman Robert Pittenger wants an apology from Mark Harris before endorsing him in the general election.

Jessa O'Connor / WFAE

Challenger Mark Harris defeated incumbent Republican Congressman Robert Pittenger by a margin of 814 votes.

Greg Collard / WFAE

Mark Harris has become a familiar name on the Republican ballot in North Carolina. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 2014, losing to Thom Tillis. Two years ago, he lost to Robert Pittenger in the primary race for the 9th district in Congress by just 134 votes.

This year, Harris is back for another shot at Pittenger. Both say the circumstances are different and in their favor for next week’s primary.

Office of Congressman Pittenger

Congressman Robert Pittenger has introduced legislation to defund sanctuary cities and use that money to fund the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

New ads target Republican Mark Harris, who beat U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger the May primary.
Mark Harris for Congress

The Rev. Mark Harris, longtime pastor of Charlotte's First Baptist Church, is again running for the congressional seat where he almost upset incumbent Republican Robert Pittenger last year.

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