The final days

coverBoth considered conservatives within their own political parties, Republican Mark Meadows and Democrat Hayden Rogers have more in common than just a handful of political similarities.

Both are Christian, came out of humble beginnings to find success, married their high school sweethearts, have two children and are running for the U.S. House in North Carolina’s 11th District. The list could continue.

 

Despite those commonalities however, the two have a distinct difference. Meadows has an ‘R’ by his name, and Rogers has a ‘D,’ and only one of them will serve Western North Carolina in Congress next year.

The Smoky Mountain News followed the two candidates on the campaign trail and examined their politics and their personal stories. 

 

Rogers keeps his roots close on campaign trail

 

Meadows touts rise as self-made businessman

Reading Room

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