DeVan Barbour rolls out TV ad in NC-13 race

13th Congressional District candidate DeVan Barbour

RALEIGH — Johnston County businessman DeVan Barbour, one of eight candidates running for the Republican nomination in the redrawn 13th Congressional District, unveiled a new television ad in the crowded field.

Barbour’s ad highlights his family, including a “husband in training” and “seven-time dad of the year.” He also says he’s a conservative eastern North Carolina native.

His competitors include attorney Kelly Daughtry, Bo Hines, Kent Keirsey, and Kent Keirsey. Hines, Keirsey and Slotta announced their congressional runs in other districts across the state before settling on the new 13th – the most competitively drawn seat in the state.

Barbour has frequently touted his ties to the new district in appearances and a prolific direct mail campaign. He has served in a variety of roles within the state Republican Party and was a delegate to both the 2016 and 2020 Republican National Conventions.