Rep. Renee Ellmers is attacking the authenticity of her main challenger for re-election in North Carolina’s 2nd District – a fellow member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
"You know, the congressman doesn’t live in District 2," Ellmers said of her rival in the Republican primary, Rep. George Holding, in a recent debate. "I don’t want my family and friends to be represented by someone that doesn’t experience the same things that we are all experiencing. He can’t even vote for himself."
However, PolitiFact NC found that the logic behind her argument doesn’t exactly hold up under scrutiny. Read on to see why.
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Speaker: Renee Ellmers
Statement: Because George Holding doesn’t live in the congressional district he’s running for, he “doesn’t experience the same things that we are all experiencing.”
Ruling: Holding doesn’t live in the district, but he represents more of the people and places that will be in the new district than Ellmers does. We rate this claim Mostly False.