Foreclosure Could Oust Candidate

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A week after unprecedented credit union intervention failed to boost one candidate to victory in the Republican primary, the race for the state's 10th congressional district took another unusual twist last week when Democratic Party leaders asked Anne Fischer to withdraw from the race after her home was foreclosed on by State Employees CU.

Fischer said party leaders asked her to resign after learning she lost her home in the foreclosure and she had no job.

Federal election rules allow a party to require a candidate's withdrawal for criminal wrongdoing or financial malfeasance.

The move came a week after State Rep. Patrick McHenry bested Sheriff David Huffman in the Republican primary run-off, despite an expensive last-minute add campaign by CUNA and the North Carolina CU League on behalf of Huffman, a long-time member of the Local Government Employees FCU advisory committee.

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