North Carolina

N.C. GOP Rep. George Holding to retire in 2020 after district is redrawn

Rep. George Holding
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Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) announced Friday that he will not seek re-election in 2020 after North Carolina's recently redrawn congressional maps placed him in a heavily Democratic district.

Why it matters: Holding's decision to leave Congress is one of the first major impacts of North Carolina's new maps, which still favor Republicans in eight out of the state's 13 congressional seats. He is the 21st House Republican to announce their retirement this cycle.

Go deeper: The members of Congress departing in 2020

Impeaching Trump is unpopular in key election states

A protester holds up a sign reading "impeach" outside the US Capitol building
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Polls in key 2020 states show that support for impeaching President Trump is lower than in national impeachment polls, according to an analysis by the Washington Post.

Why it matters: The polls signal that pursuing impeachment could potentially hurt Democrats in states they need to carry to defeat Trump in his bid for a second term.