US Congressman David Rouzer won reelection to the Seventh Congressional District on Tuesday carrying 7 of the 9 counties in the district.
In unofficial results, the Republican incumbent received 155,780 votes (55.7%) to Democrat challenger Kyle Horton’s 116,687 votes (42.7%). David Fallin, a member of the Constitutional Party, received 4,600 votes (1.6%).
Rouzer was the top vote-getter in 13 of the 14 precincts he represents in Johnston County. Horton carried the most votes in only one precinct in the county, East Smithfield
Rouzer received the most votes in 7 counties: Johnston, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, Pender, Sampson and Wayne. Horton carried more votes in Bladen and New Hanover.
After his win, Rouzer released a statement saying, “It’s an honor and privilege to be re-elected to serve the citizens of the 7th District. This race was a referendum on the great progress being made for this country and our district.”
“The economic turnaround our nation has experienced the past two years proves that policies based on conservative principles work. I am humbled to have the opportunity to continue to fight for the principles that made this country great and serve the citizens of this district.”