Holding Tops Coble In NC District 13

May 9, 2012

A former aide to the late Senator Jesse Helms won the GOP nomination in the 13th Congressional District. 

Leoneda Inge:  Former US Attorney George Holding beat out Wake County Commissioner Paul Coble.  Both men have ties to the late Senator Helms. Holding was a former aide and Coble is Helms’ nephew.  The 13th District was once Democratic-leaning, but not after redistricting. Democrat Brad Miller chose not to run for re-election.  It’s unclear who Holding will face in the general election.  Democrat Charles Malone got the most votes but he dropped out for health reasons and has said he will let the Democratic Party choose the nominee.