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Christy Clark vows to run a fourth time

Christy Clark

Dec. 9. By Dave Vieser. Will there be a fourth rematch in 2024 between Incumbent NC House District 98 Rep. John Bradford (R) and Democrat Christy Clark (D)?

Clark, 51, hopes so. “At this time, my intention is to run for House District 98 a fourth time”, Clark said.  “I feel strongly that my voice is needed in Raleigh to speak for children, women and working families. It’s also important to me to end the unnecessary divisiveness between both parties.”


Bradford, 48,  has a different view. “I’m focused on representing the people of District 98 and the State of North Carolina. I’m not a politician who is focused on the next election.”

Clark has already sent a newsletter to her supporters expressing her desire to run again.

This year, in a rematch of their close 2020 race, Bradford received 17,925 votes vs Clark’s 17,064..that’s an 861 vote margin or 2.5 percent. It was similar to the outcome in 2020.

Clark initially led in early voting, but Bradford gradually overtook the Democratic challenger on the strength of votes cast on Election Day.

Bradford is the only Republican in the Mecklenburg County delegation in Raleigh—all the others are Democrats. The district, which includes all of Cornelius, as well as portions of Davidson and Huntersville, helped propel Thom Tillis to the US Senate.

Bradford held the post for two terms but in 2018, Clark won an upset victory. Bradford recaptured the House seat in 2020 and retained that position in this year’s voting.