Nov. 2nd, 2018 – Mark Harris, the Republican candidate in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, made harshly critical remarks about Islam throughout his time as a pastor, CNN’s KFile revealed Friday.

Harris defeated three-term Rep. Robert Pittenger in the Republican primary earlier this year, but finds himself in a tight race with Democratic challenger Dan McCready, a veteran and a businessman. The Cook Political Report rates the race as a “toss-up.”