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Dr. Mark Harris, North Carolina 9th Congressional District Hopeful, to Host “Old-Fashioned” Public Rally

Dr. Mark Harris (R) is running for North Carolina's 8th Congressional District and will hold a public rally on Friday, Dept. 22, 2017.
Photo courtesy of markharrisforcongress.com.

MONROE, N.C. – With the North Carolina 9th Congressional District’s primary election set for May 8, 2018, Republican candidate Dr. Mark Harris will host an “old-fashioned” political rally to keep his campaign wheels rolling.

The political rally is set for Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Harris and his team will host the event at the Historic Union County Courthouse, located at 300 S. Main Street in Monroe, N.C. 

North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District spans the southern portion of the state and includes all of Anson, Richmond, Roberson, Scotland and Union Counties, as well as portions of Bladen, Cumberland and Mecklenburg Counties. Harris is running against incumbent Republican Congressman Robert Pittenger, who defeated Democratic opponent Christian Cano in the 2016 general election. Pittenger poses as a tough opponent to conquer, as he took 58.2 percent of the 2016 vote, and has been in office since 2013.


It is Harris’ hope to sway voters in his favor, and he has invited Lt. General William “Jerry” Boykin, U.S. Arty Retired to join him. Boykin, who was an original member of the Delta Forces, and who served as an Army Green Beret Commander, will be one of several special guests in attendance to show support for Harris.

Following the rally, Harris and Boykin will be made available to the public to answer questions and concerns. For anyone interested in attending, Harris’ campaign asks that he/she email andy@reddomegroup.com to RSVP. For more information about this event, visit Harris’ website at markharrisforcongress.com.

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Kyle Pillar is a 22-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on X @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.