NC Senate District 16: Incumbent Josh Stein defeats Molotov Mitchell

Incumbent Sen. Josh Stein easily fought off a challenge from Republican Molotov Mitchell, who ran an unusual campaign in the heavily Democratic district.

Mitchell, a conservative filmmaker and Krav Maga defense instructor, challenged Stein to do push-ups and promised to “bounce” a National Security Agency-funded laboratory off N.C. State’s campus.

District 16 voters, however, stuck with Democrat Stein, who says he can still make a difference in a GOP-dominated Senate.