Scoop: North Carolina Republican Bo Hines to run for Congress
Context: Hines, 28, moved from Winston-Salem to Fuquay-Varina in 2022 to run for North Carolina's 13th Congressional District.
- Endorsed by former president Trump, Hines won a competitive Republican primary but ultimately lost to now-Democratic Congressman Wiley Nickel.
Driving the news: Hines lives in the Charlotte area, where he's from, his campaign said.
- He'll campaign to represent the western North Carolina district, which includes Davidson, Rowan and Davie counties, along with parts of Cabarrus, Forsyth and Guilford.
- He'll face former Republican Congressman Mark Walker, who, after new political maps were enacted dropped out of the race for governor to run in District 6.
- Republican Christian Castelli said he is also running for the seat, and two other Republicans, Mary Ann Contogiannis and High Point Mayor Jay Wagner have filed to run.
The intrigue: If elected, Hines, a Yale and Wake Forest Law graduate, would be one of the youngest members of Congress.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to note that Christian Castelli, Mary Ann Contogiannis and Jay Wagner are also running for the 6th Congressional District.
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