U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, NC-08, announced Monday that he is filing for re-election in North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District.

“I’m running for re-election to continue to be a conservative, common-sense voice for the people of North Carolina’s 8th District,” Hudson said. “I’ve always been clear on my priorities for the district — creating an environment where folks can find good-paying jobs, rebuilding our military and being a voice for our veterans. I look forward to continuing to share our positive message from Cumberland to Cabarrus and everywhere in between.”

The 2020 primary election date is March 3, and the general election is Nov. 3.

Hudson’s announcement comes after a North Carolina Superior Court ruled Monday that filing for U.S. Congress could begin immediately.

Under the recently redrawn North Carolina Congressional map, the 8th District now includes all of Cabarrus, Stanly, Montgomery and Cumberland counties, and parts of Moore, Lee and Harnett counties.

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