McHenry, Keever wins set House matchup

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry easily defeated challengers in the Republican primary Tuesday.

Now, he faces N.C. Rep. Patsy Keever in the November general election for the congressional seat. She defeated Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy and Timothy Murphy in the Democratic primary.

“I am humbled by the support. This is a huge victory for us,” McHenry said. “I am looking forward to spirited debate for the fall and to a debate about the future of our country and the choices we face.”

Keever, too, is ready for the challenge of facing a four-term congressman in a newly redrawn 10th District.

“I think we are in for a good campaign on both sides, and people will have a choice in how they feel about issues and how they want to be represented,” Keever said. “I am looking forward to being the choice for people in the 10th District.

For more of this story and other election news, pick up the Wednesday print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.