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Pendergraph, Pittenger advance to runoff for District 9 seat

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Robert Pittenger and former Mecklenburg County Sheriff Jim Pendergraph have advanced to a runoff election for the U.S. House District 9 seat.

The pair were among ten Republicans vying for the seat to replace outgoing Congresswoman Sue Myrick in Tuesday night's primary election.

The duo beat our challengers Dan Barry, Andy Dulin, Jon Gauthier, Rick Killian, Ken Leonczyk, Richard Lynch, Edwin Peacock III, and Michael Steinberg.

"We'll run that race and bring our values, our commitment , our conservative message to the people of the district," Pittenger said.

Because none of the ten candidates got the 40-percent plus one vote needed for a victory, the leading candidates, Pendergraph and Pittenger, will face the runoff July 17th.

"With 10 candidates, the mathematics don't make it easy for one person to come out on top with 40 percent so we expected a runoff from the start," Pendergraph said.

The winner of the runoff will face Democrat Jennifer Roberts and Libertarian candidate Curtis Campbell in this Fall's election. The final winner will replace outgoing Congresswoman Sue Myrick.

Myrick has held office in Congress since 1995. Some of the topics during the campaign season included the economy, foreign wars, and local attack ads seen on television

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