Revised on: 11.9.2018 at 10:09 a.m.
Posted on: 11.7.2018 at 12:22 a.m.
Republican Sen. Danny Britt was re-elected to the N.C. Senate for District 13, which represents all of Columbus and Robeson counties, with a district-wide 30,807-18,259 vote margin, or 62.79-37.21 percent, over Democratic Robeson County school board member John Campbell. Both men live in Lumberton. In Columbus County, Britt got 11,893 votes (64.21 percent) to Campbell’s 6,630 (35.79 percent).
Britt said he was gratified by the margin of victory.
“I had a feeling, but you never know. They pulled out all the stops, and they had free food at every poll site,” he said. “I am pleased and honored that the folks of the district have once again elected me to serve them in the General Assembly and I look forward to continuing to serve the people of southeastern North Carolina.
“I think that Brenden (Jones) and I have done a good job dispelling the stereotypes that people have, or had, about Republicans,” Britt added. “The Democrat Party that once existed is not the Democrat Party that exists today and I believe a lot of the people in our counties realize that now.”
Campbell did not return calls and text messages seeking comments on the election results.
“I want to congratulate Danny Britt on his win,” Campbell posted to social media. “I hope he will serve the interests of the people of SD 13 now that the Republicans lost supermajorities in the General Assembly.”