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District Profile: Many Americans bring a little bit of western N.C. home with them each winter: The Fraser fir trees that grow in the mountains are America’s favorite Christmas trees.
2004 Results: Charles Taylor (R) defeated Patsy Keever (D) by 55-45%

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CHARLES TAYLOR (R)

Elected in 1990; seeking ninth term; Taylor was nominated with 82% in a two-way primary.

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  • Born: Jan. 23, 1941
  • Family: married (Elizabeth)
  • Education: Wake Forest University, B.A. 1963, J.D. 1966
    Professional: Tree farmer
  • Elected office: U.S. House since 1991.
  • Military: None


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HEATH SHULER (D)

Shuler, a Realtor, was nominated with 75% in a two-way primary.

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  • Born: Dec. 31, 1971
  • Family: Married (Nikol)
  • Education: University of Tennessee, B.A.
  • Professional: Real estate, NFL quarterback
  • Elected office: None
  • Military: None

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