When Madison Cawthorn won his election in November of 2020, he became one of the youngest congresspeople in the country. It wasn’t that hard to do so. Cawthorn won a deep Red district by more than 12% points.
The 2022 election may be much more difficult for the Controversial Republican. According to former North Carolina GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse, the newly proposed state redistricting map could make his district a toss-up.
Woodhouse writes for the Carolina Journal:
“Multiple sources tell Carolina Journal that new bipartisan congressional maps would result in seven solid GOP seats, five solid Democrat seats, and two swing districts. Under the plan now under consideration, Democrats would achieve a long-stated goal of creating a new district in North Carolina’s Sandhills region. It would be a swing district. The newly created 13th District would also be significantly altered. It would go from a double-digit GOP seat to a swing seat.”
The proposed map would completely alter things for Cawthorn. This isn’t the only challenge to the Republican’s future in Congress. A group of voters in North Carolina are arguing that Cawthorn’s alleged role in the January 6th, 2021 insurrection disqualifies him from running for office again.
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