Ellmers may face serious primary challenge from right next year
Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers of Dunn may have a serious primary challenge from the right next spring.
Jim Duncan, the chairman of the Chatham County Republican Party and co-founder of the grassroots organization, The Coalition for American Principles, is contemplating a challenge to Ellmers.
Ellmers was elected to Congress in 2010 as part of the Tea Party movement and as an outspoken critic of Obamacare. But she has received some criticism from the party’s right that she has been too close to House Speaker John Boehner and has been insufficiently aggressive in fighting implementation of Obamacare.