RALEIGH — Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. David Rouzer has beaten Democratic challenger Christopher Ward in the North Carolina 7th Congressional District race.
Rouzer first took office in the 7th District after the 2014 mid-terms. Prior to running for Congress, Rouzer served in the state senate, representing District 12. He served in the state legislature from 2009 to 2013.
He left the General Assembly in 2012 to run unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. House. Rouzer lost by a razor-thin margin of 0.2% of the vote.
Previous positions for Rouzer include senior policy adviser for former Sens. Jesse Helms and Elizabeth Dole.
The N.C. State Board of Elections (NCSBE) will continue to accept absentee ballots through Nov. 12. Due to the extended deadline for those ballots, results reported on election night may change.