GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The race for the Triad is on. Kathy Manning (D) and Lee Haywood (R) lead the primary polls for their respective parties and will go head-to-head this November to claim a seat in the US House of Representatives.
Up for grabs is North Carolina's newly redrawn district 6.
"This is a great district - this is a Triad district that makes sense because we've got all of Guilford County, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point in one district and those are communities that have so much in common - common strengths and common issues that need to be addressed," said Manning.
Manning says she plans to focus on accessible healthcare, investing in schools and teachers, raising the minimum wage, women's health, and climate change.
On the other side of the aisle, Haywood thinks he's the man for the job. The small business owner has lived in the Triad for more than 40 years. He says there are three issues that people in the Triad care about: healthcare, housing, and hunger, and he will do his best to address those issues.