RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story about the primaries in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District, The Associated Press reported erroneously the rank of Democratic nominee Steve Wilkins. Wilkins is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonial, not a lieutenant.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Wilkins wins NC Democratic 2nd District primary
Wilkins wins Democratic primary; will face off against Ellmers, Libertarian in November
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Incumbent U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers will face off against Democrat Steve Wilkins and Libertarian Brian Irving in November for North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.
Ellmers and Wilkins won their respective primaries Tuesday.
Ellmers is a freshman legislator and Tea Party member who upset seven-term Democratic congressman Bob Etheridge by 0.8 percent in 2010. She is a registered nurse from Dunn and serves on the agriculture, foreign affairs and small business committees.
Wilkins, from Whispering Pines, is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonial who works in business development for defense contractor Boeing. He previously was elected to a school board in Fort Campbell, Ky. He defeated Toni Morris, a licensed family counselor from Fayetteville.