CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alma Adams of Greensboro says she’s so committed to representing North Carolina’s 12th District that she’s moving to Charlotte if her hometown stays outside the district’s boundaries.
Adams announced Thursday her re-election bid and move at a Charlotte news conference.
The legislature redrew congressional lines last month after a federal court deemed the 12th District a racial gerrymander. The 12th had been largely in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte. Now it’s exclusively in and around Charlotte.
Adams said in prepared remarks she had started the process of moving to Charlotte. Campaign spokesman Sam Spencer says she’s looked at neighborhoods but is waiting on a court decision about the new map’s legality before going ahead.
Some Charlotte Democrats already say they’re running in the 12th and scheduled June 7 primary.