Author: Eric Cunningham

Eric Cunningham is the founder and editor-in-chief of Elections Daily. He is a lifelong resident of North Carolina and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication, Journalism. His work has appeared in The Assembly and Ordinary Times. You can follow him on Twitter at @decunningham2.

Mark Meadows shocked the political world today when he announced he would not be running for another term as representative for North Carolina’s 11th congressional district. However, despite the recent changes to the state’s congressional districts, there’s little evidence that NC-11 will be competitive in the future. Ironically, the late decision by Meadows actually hurts the Democratic Party. The deadline for legislative candidates to remove themselves from the ballot was yesterday, meaning that Joe Sam Queen, a Democrat who serves North Carolina’s rural 119th district in the state house, won’t be able to run. Even if he did, however, the…

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