RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's four new U.S. House members are preparing to be sworn in along with the rest of the state's congressional delegation.
The four new members are all Republicans, and three of them won previously Democratic seats in November.
Richard Hudson was the only new U.S. House member to knock off an incumbent. He beat Larry Kissell in the 8th District, which is east of Charlotte.
The other new U.S. House members are Robert Pittenger in the 9th District near Charlotte, Mark Meadows in the 11th District in the mountains and George Holding in the 13th District north and east of Raleigh.
After Thursday's swearing in, North Carolina will have one Democratic and one Republican U.S. Senator. The new U.S. House delegation will have four Democrats and nine Republicans.