Nov. 5th, 2018 – Tuesday’s midterm elections could be among the more consequential for North Carolina voters in recent years, as Republicans try to hold on to a majority in the U.S. House and supermajority in the N.C. House and Senate. Voters also will decide on six NC constitutional amendments, judicial seats and local races.

The Observer editorial board has interviewed candidates and researched races before offering endorsements on the Mecklenburg ballot. Here’s a recap of how we see contested races:

US House District 9

Democrats are targeting this district as an important piece of retaking a US House majority. Democrat Dan McCready would bring character, intelligence and moderate policy positions that better reflect all of this district. Republican Mark Harris is deeply ensconced in the far right of his party, and his rejection of science and his views on women would translate into misguided public policy. We recommend McCready.