ASHEVILLE, North Carolina — If Rep. Madison Cawthorn falls to Republican challenger Michele Woodhouse in Tuesday’s crucial 11th Congressional District primary, he’ll only have himself to blame. After all, Woodhouse is only running because Cawthorn recruited her into the race.
That was back when Cawthorn was planning to run for a second term in a new House district anchored in the Charlotte media market in preparation for a 2026 Senate bid. But after the North Carolina Supreme Court threw out the initial redistricting map approved by the Republican-controlled legislature, Cawthorn returned home to the 11th Congressional District. Except Woodhouse refused to step aside, and so his ally became his nemesis.
“Madison should resign — 100% Madison needs to resign,”