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Wed May 24, 2017, 12:54 PM

Pittenger Draws Democratic Challenger in North Carolina

Marine veteran and businessman is first-time candidate in 9th District

Posted May 24, 2017 9:00 AM
Simone Pathé
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The road through North Carolina doesn’t look easy for House Democrats, but the party is targeting four seats (all of which President Donald Trump won by at least 9 points) in their effort to expand the 2018 battlefield.

Democrats have talked up their efforts to land veterans and businesspeople in red districts this year. Now they’re getting a candidate that checks both of those boxes in North Carolina’s 9th District.

Solar energy financier and Marine veteran Dan McCready is announcing his candidacy against three-term Republican Rep. Robert Pittenger Wednesday morning.
McCready didn’t think about running for Congress until recently. (“The American dream I fought for overseas is under attack,” he said by way of explanation.)

McCready served in Iraq. He and another Marine later founded Double Time Capital, which invests in solar farms in North Carolina. He also founded an online retail operation that sells goods made by American craftsmen.

- See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/robert-pittenger-dan-mccready-challenger#sthash.gyYJHY64.dpuf

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:57 PM

1. Excellent.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:59 PM

2. This is wonderful!

I look forward to welcoming more and more qualified Democrats to take on Republicans in 2018!

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Wed May 24, 2017, 01:44 PM

3. Yes!

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