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North Carolina Redistricting Sets Up Clash of Democrats

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Although both North Carolina Democrats said they hope legal proceedings will alter the state’s new lines, it looks as if the most viable avenue to re-election for Reps. Brad Miller (above) and David Price lies in running in a newly drawn 4th district.

“As far as a national profile, neither of them really have one,” the source said. But Crone said he believes the party structure in the state is much more likely to support Price in a primary.

Other Tar Heel Democrats — some of whom noted there was annoyance among the party faithful at Miller’s maneuvering — said a primary would be unlikely to get nasty, given the long relationship between the two Members.

Still, the prospect of an intraparty battle has top Democrats in the state less than pleased.

“Do I want to see a Member-Member primary?” asked North Carolina Democratic Party Executive Director Jay Parmley. “No. No, I don’t. But it’s not my decision.”

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