North Carolina Republicans are gearing up for a showdown between 13th District Rep. George Holding and 2nd District Rep. Renee Ellmers as a result of a proposed new congressional map the General Assembly approved Friday.

“Nobody’s too thrilled about a primary, but that’s the democratic way,” Carter Wrenn, a consultant working for the Holding campaign, told The Raleigh News and Observer

The new map maintains the Republican delegation’s current partisan advantage, but makes significant changes to incumbents’ districts. “Every member of Congress is kind of shellshocked right now,” a GOP operative in the state said Thursday. … read more here