8th District http://wfae.org en Hudson Wins Redrawn 8th Congressional District Seat http://wfae.org/post/hudson-wins-redrawn-8th-congressional-district-seat <p></p><p>Republican challenger Richard Hudson was all smiles last night in Concord. He could finally claim victory as the 8th congressional district's new congressman -- replacing Democrat Larry Kissell -- who was seeking his third term.</p><p>Even with early-voting results showing a big lead for Richard Hudson, the packed crowd at the Hilton Garden Inn ballroom waited more than two hours before Hudson claimed victory.</p><p>"Wow, look at this crowd," Hudson says. "Thank you so much. I'm just so honored by the tremendous support we've gotten from the district. What a great night, huh?"</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 08:09:18 +0000 Tasnim Shamma & Michael Tomsic 15327 at http://wfae.org Hudson Wins Redrawn 8th Congressional District Seat Political Roundup: 8th, 9th District Races Gear Up In Debates http://wfae.org/post/political-roundup-8th-9th-district-races-gear-debates <p>The Charlotte area was busy with congressional debates this week. In the 8<sup>th</sup> district, incumbent Democratic Congress Larry Kissell faced with his Republican challenger, Richard Husdon.</p><p>And in the 9<sup>th</sup> District, Republican Rich Pittenger and Democrat Jennifer Roberts debated at a Charlotte Chamber of Commerce event. They are running to replace retiring 9<sup>th</sup> District Republican Congresswoman Sue Myric.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:03:06 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 12810 at http://wfae.org Political Roundup: 8th, 9th District Races Gear Up In Debates