Carolina Journal reports on the race for House District 12:

It may take years for the newly redrawn and mostly rural House District 12 to recover from the economic losses caused by Hurricane Florence’s wind and flood damage.

Incumbent Democratic State Rep. George Graham of Kinston thinks his experience makes him the best candidate to guide the district through these tough times.

But Republican challenger Chris Humphrey of Kinston thinks a Republican majority in the General Assembly would give him more clout in Raleigh.

“We’ve got some challenges, and I think rural North Carolina needs an effective voice, and a seat at the table,” Humphrey said. “I’m hoping that the Republicans keep the majority [in the General Assembly], and If I’m elected, I’ll have a seat at the table, and I’ll be able to ask for funding maybe another person won’t be able to, and get the attention of the leadership.”

Read more about the candidates here.