For the redo, McCready is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Harris announced he would not be seeking the Republican nomination again, citing his health
. Ten Republicans are angling for the seat, and one of them must win at least 30 percent of the vote to win the primary outright. If no candidate hits that mark, the top two will advance to a Sept. 10 runoff. The general election will be held on that date if neither race goes to a runoff; otherwise, it will be Nov. 5. The seat will be up for grabs again in the 2020 midterm election.
The district stretches along the South Carolina border, including portions of the Charlotte and Fayetteville metro areas.