If you’re a conservative who’s politically aware, you probably already know who Madison Cawthorn is.
The paralyzed 25-year-old upset the White House’s pick for the Republican nomination in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District and spoke at the Republican National Convention.
He’ll be running to replace White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in a district that, while it still leans GOP, has become slightly more Democratic after it was redrawn to include more of the city of Asheville.
You may not have heard of his opponent, 62-year-old Moe Davis. As no shortage of writeups will attest to, he’s got an interesting backstory, too. A former military lawyer, he was known for being aggressive when he was the chief prosecutor of the military tribunals in Guantanamo Bay.
However, in the midst of it, he stepped aside, no longer believing he could count on testimony obtained via waterboarding. According to the Asheville Citizen Times, the decision meant he would never achieve