The coming weeks in the NC-9 Congressional horse race will see lots of jockeying for position. As candidates enter the homestretch in these final 3 weeks before the primary on May 8th, there are several upcoming events people can attend to learn more. Two of the biggest will be debates in Iredell and Mecklenburg Counties. Check the below Facebook links for the details.
4/17 - Iredell County Republican Party 9th District Congressional Debate
4/24 - MeckYR 9th District Congressional Debate
While this race with 10 candidates in the pack could very well be headed to a runoff, I'm betting State legislator Ric Killian will be right there at the top of the list.
Killian has run a positive campaign - avoiding getting bogged down in the back-and-forth occurring among other candidates. His credentials cross more areas of focus than any of the others running - including extensive business, legislative and military experience. He's not focusing on a single issue to get elected, instead Killian's extensive legislative record proves he would be the consistent conservative needed to help address broad issues like the national debt and deficit. Finally, his foreign policy background via deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan are unique among those running. With other bad actors in the world like Iran and North Korea constantly doing some saber rattling, that experience would be invaluable.
Keep your eyes on this race for a photo finish.