In the race for United States House of Representatives, Richard Hudson defeats former Aberdeen Mayor Frank McNeilI with 62 percent of the votes. In Moore County, voters supported Hudson over McNeill 61 percent to 38 percent.

“My wife Renee and I are incredibly grateful for the hard work and support of volunteers and our neighbors across the Eighth District,” said Rep. Hudson in a press release. “It’s humbling to know folks overwhelmingly believe in our ongoing work to rebuild our military, give veterans the care they deserve, stand up for small businesses and support working families.”

Republican Richard Hudson was first elected in 2012. He promises to hold conservative positions on gun control, consistently receiving an A+ rating from the NRA. He staunchly opposes abortion and voted for repealing the Affordable Care Act. He has been a leading advocate of opioid reform, and recently attended the signing of a Bipartisan opioid bill which he sponsored. Hudson currently serves on the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

His wife, Renee, serves as Chief of Staff for Kellyanne Conway; a high-profile counselor to President Donald Trump.

Frank McNeill. (All photos contributed)

Hudson’s Democratic Opponent, Frank McNeill, is the president of McNeill Oil Company, and previously served on the Aberdeen Town Board, the Moore County School Board and as Mayor of Aberdeen from 1989-1992. McNeill is married with three grown daughters and three grandsons.

Hudson raised significantly more cash than McNeill, raising just over $2.2 million for his campaign. McNeill was a distant second in fundraising coming in just shy of $600,000.

Article written by Sandhills Sentinel  Reporter, Chris Prentice.

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