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Congressman David Rouzer met with New Hanover County and Wilmington city officials today, to discuss issues that impact the area and the country. At the top of the list for the Republican from North Carolina’s 7th District is opioid addiction. 

Republican David Rouzer is running for a second term representing North Carolina’s 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He’s challenged by Wesley Casteen, a Libertarian-turned-Democrat. 

The candidates are divided on energy policy.   

Wesley Casteen does not support offshore drilling for oil or natural gas.  Even if the state could enter into a revenue-sharing agreement with the federal government, he doesn’t think the economic benefits would outweigh the risks:

The three Republican candidates vying for the chance to face Representative Mike McIntyre in the November election spoke to a packed room inside the New Hanover County Courthouse Tuesday night.

The three Republican candidates vying for the chance to face Representative Mike McIntyre in the November election spoke to a packed room inside the New Hanover County Courthouse last night.

Republican candidates Ilario Pantano, David Rouzer, and Randy Crow are in the race for the party’s nomination to represent the 7th Congressional District.   The winner of the May 8th primary faces the incumbent, Democrat Mike McIntyre, in November.  And as WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, all three Republican candidates are set to participate in tonight’s debate at the New Hanover County Courthouse in downtown Wilmington.