People enter and exit a polling station at the Stedman Community Building on September 10, 2019. A special election was held for voters in the 9th congressional district of North Carolina after a charges of voter fraud in the previous election. [Melissa Sue Gerrits/For Carolina Public Press]
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In NC congressional District 8, incumbent Republican Richard Hudson voted against the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Of the impeachment inquiry, he said, “It has been a sham from the start, and the American people are sick and tired of it. This is a dark time in America’s history if the new standard for impeaching a president is simply disagreeing with him or her politically. This partisan impeachment process has been motivated by politics with zero evidence, facts, fairness or due process.”

Democrat Patricia Timmons-Goodson is Hudson’s lone opponent and a former associate justice of the N.C. Supreme Court. Late in his term, President Barack Obama nominated her for a judgeship in North Carolina’s federal court in the eastern district.

“As a former judge, it is important for the Senate to receive all the evidence to determine the facts,” Timmons-Goodson wrote in response to CPP.

“They must then apply the law, the Constitution. It is my sincerest hope they will then render a decision that is the best interest of the people of this nation.”

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