McHenry and Fortenberr­y faceoff at BCGOP forum; McHenry wins straw poll

After facing off at a March 3 forum sponsored by the Buncombe County Republican Party, incumbent U.S. House Rep. Patrick McHenry beat challenger Ken Fortenberry in a straw poll, 41 votes to 23. (photos by Max Cooper)
Both candidates are vying to be the party’s nominee in the 10th District, which was redrawn last year to include most of Asheville.