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N.C. GOP star becomes first person born in the 1990s to be elected to Congress

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 14:07:06-05

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Young rising GOP star Madison Cawthorn has been elected to represent a North Carolina U.S. House district.

The 25-year-old's win in the 11th Congressional District allows him to fill a vacant seat previously held by Republican Rep. Mark Meadows.

Meadows left to serve as President Donald Trump’s chief of staff.

Cawthorn defeated Democrat and retired U.S. Air Force Col. Moe Davis.

Cawthorn will be one of the youngest people to ever serve in the U.S. Congress. CBS News reports that he made history as the youngest member in modern history and the first to be born in the 1990s.

He first drew attention after defeating Trump’s preferred candidate in an upset in the June GOP primary runoff.

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