Daily Archives: May 1, 2019

First there were 26 — Now there are 5

THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT – Five lucky candidates remain in the hunt, from an unprecedented field of 26 – all hopeful to occupy the seat of Walter Jones, the incumbent who died in February. Allen Thomas of Pitt County pulverized his five opponents Tuesday, winning the Democratic nomination with a convincing 50 percent of the votes cast. The margin of victory is important for Thomas. Had he garnered less than 30 percent, a runoff with the second place finisher would have been required. “I’m grateful that voters have shown confidence in me to move forward as North Carolina’s 3rd Congression…