Video: Cawthorn, Davis debate Sept. 4

Tonight’s the night! For the first time, the major-party candidates for WNC’s open congressional seat will meet to debate the issues. The event is hosted by Western Carolina University’s Biltmore Park instructional site and sponsored by Blue Ridge Public Radio, Smoky Mountain News and Mountain Xpress. Details for the event livestream and live updates here.

WNC’s congressio­nal seat may truly be in play this year

The contest to represent Western North Carolina in the U.S. House features candidates from different generations with different backgrounds and very different ideas about what needs to happen next in Washington. The main thing Republican Madison Cawthorn and Democrat Morris “Moe” Davis might have in common is they have spent time in the national spotlight, albeit for very different reasons.

Rick Bryson

Rick Bryson, Democrat rickbrysonforcongress.com Place of residence: Bryson City Occupation: Industrial public relations Political experience: Alderman, Bryson City Endorsements: IBEW, Teamstersl; Asheville Citizen-Times Amount of money raised: DNA Top three donors and amount contributed: DNA Why are you running? Because for the past four years, the 11th District of Western North Carolina has not been […]