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Contest accelerates to succeed U.S. Rep. David Price in Congress

The May 17 election is coming up fast, with mail-in voting already underway and early in-person voting set to begin on April 28. Voters will elect five members to the Durham school board, and the ballot will also feature primaries in several races, including the race to represent North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District.

In the wake of  U.S. Rep. David Price’s announcement that he would not seek reelection,  a raft of candidates filed to compete for the Congressional seat, including activists, scholars, a veteran state legislator, a county commissioner and a former “American Idol” contestant.

Our reporter Charlotte Kramon brings an overview of the Congressional race, along with interviews with several contenders.

Above: Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam and state Sen. Valerie Foushee are among those running to succeed U.S. Rep. David Price in Congress. Photos courtesy of Nida Allam and Valerie Foushee.