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The battle for western North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District has drawn both national attention and record fundraising, according to local reports.

“Fundraising for Western North Carolina’s 11th District U.S. House race has hit a record $4.4 million, with Republican candidate Madison Cawthorn doubling Democrat Moe Davis’ money,” the Asheville Citizen-Times reported. According to numbers offered to the Citizen-Times by both campaigns, Cawthorn raised 2.2 million from July 1 to Sept. 30, which left the 25-year-old candidate with a total of $2.8 million for the election cycle.

By contrast, his Democratic opponent Davis raised $1.1 million in the third quarter and $1.6 million altogether.

The contentious race between Cawthorn and Davis shattered the record set before by the congressional race of 2006, which had been the most expensive contest that North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District had ever seen. Read more…