Kathy Manning (D-NC-13)

Kathy Manning

Kathy Manning, a businesswoman and attorney, is running for the U.S. House to represent the state of North Carolina in the 13th district. She won the Democratic primary on May 8, winning over 70% of the vote. Now, she will face the 13th district’s current Republican incumbent, Ted Budd, in the November 6 general elections.

Background and Achievements

Kathy Manning completed her undergraduate education at Harvard University, and then pursued a JD at the University of Michigan Law School. A resident of Greensboro, North Carolina for 25 years, she has worked tirelessly on economic development economic opportunities in her area. She was the first woman to lead one of the largest charitable organizations in the world. Her personal ties to the several issues makes her a strong candidate as well. Manning is an immigrant attorney. Her great-grandparents immigrated to the United States, escaping religious persecution; therefore, she knows the importance of a strong immigration system. She would love to bring her skills and passions to Washington and tackle corruption head on.

Positions on Key Issues

  • Advocates for affordable healthcare and the protection of social security and Medicare
  • Supports strong public schools and access to high quality colleges
  • Advocates for good paying jobs and access to job training
  • Supports renewable energy technology
  • Advocates for women’s right to choose

Prospects & Opponents

Kathy Manning won the Democratic primary, defeating one other candidate. The Republican incumbent, Ted Budd, ran unopposed. Budd has held this seat since 2017. Kathy Manning was added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Red to Blue list. She is a strong candidate to make this North Carolina district blue, even though the Cook Political Report rated this race Lean Republican.


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