Harris, McCready race too close to call

Mark Harris; Dan McCready. (Courtesy: Candidate campaign websites)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina congressional race remains too close to call even after all precincts reported their totals.

Election numbers show Republican Mark Harris narrowly ahead of Democrat Dan McCready in the south-central 9th District. The unofficial results have Harris with a lead of about 1,850 votes from almost 280,000 ballots cast in the race. Absentee ballots will continue to trickle in this week.

The current margin between Harris and McCready means McCready could seek a recount.

Republicans have held the 9th District seat since the early 1960s. Harris is a Baptist minister who upset Rep. Robert Pittenger in the May GOP primary. McCready is an Iraq War veteran and solar energy investment firm owner whose campaign outraised Harris.

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