The election afterglow

It’s the day after a big election night. For the first time in decades, a North Carolina presidential primary actually mattered. And some of that energy and excitement trickled down to local races, especially the Republican primary for the 11th Congressional District House seat, as well as the Republican and Democratic primaries for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.

And the Xpress was there, in the thick of it. So if you just can’t get enough local politics, check out these short videos and see our photo gallery of election-night action here.

Click below to hear Carl Mumpower, a member of Asheville City Council, talk about his run for the Republican nomination for the mountains’ U.S. House seat. The video was shot about 10 p.m. Tuesday night, and Mumpower had not yet declared victory. He will face U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler in November.

And click below to hear Holly Jones, another Council member, talk about her run for a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. Jones was the top vote-getter in the Democratic primary for the board.

Jason Sandford, multimedia editor



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