CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With less than a week to go, both candidates competing for the 9th District Congressional seat are feverishly campaigning.
It’s down to the wire, and both candidates are working the polls and the phones.
Incumbent, Republican Sue Myrick, has held the seat for the last 18 years, and a Republican has held the seat for the last 60. But, Democrat Jennifer Roberts says she believes her eight years on the County Commission proves she’s adept at working with both sides of the aisle.
“I want to remind them how many unanimous votes we've had. The tough issues we’ve tackled—tough. I want to remind them of the tough issues: the budgets we worked on together. People realize I’ve been a common sense, independent voice," Roberts said.
But State Senator Robert Pittenger, a conservative Republican who led the fight against gay marriage, is counting on his party affiliation to mean the difference.
Pittenger says, “I think people are concerned. They know where our country is going, know I’m a businessman, committed to bringing fiscal accountability when I was in State Senate. So, I think people are invested in it."
He also believes that helped him to raise a record $3 million for the campaign, though records show much of it was his own money.
In comparison, Roberts raised just half a million dollars.