North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District—safe for black Democrats for 30 years—no longer is.
Redistricting gave Republicans a better chance to win it as they seek to regain control of the House. The open seat promises to be a real fight this fall.
Democrat Donald Davis, a state senator, faces Republican challenger Sandy Smith, who lost but made a strong showing against a longtime incumbent in 2020.
Democrats want to tie the Trump supporter to the Jan. 6 rally and march on the Capitol but haven’t shown proof that she was ever inside.
The GOP, meanwhile, is fielding a candidate known to appeal to the district’s rural Republicans….


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