Sandy Smith Announces Bid For Congress In 2024 

ROCKY MOUNT — Sandy Smith plans to run for Congress in 2024, the two-time GOP nominee announced Thursday as Nash County Republican Party members met for their annual convention at Nash Community College.

After defeating Rocky Mount Mayor Sandy Roberson in a heated primary fight last year, Smith lost the contest to represent North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District to Democratic Rep. Don Davis in November’s general election.

“You never gave up on me, and I’m never going to give up on you,” Smith said.

In her three-minute campaign announcement speech, she noted that the N.C. Supreme Court plans to “rehear our (Republicans’) voter ID case.”

Smith said Congress must curb illegal immigration to prevent smugglers from bringing fentanyl across the United States’ southern border. “We need to build the wall,” she said.

Smith also said last year’s court-mandated redistricting resulted in “unconstitutional, gerrymandered maps.” Under the General Assembly’s original redistricting plan, she said, “I would be your city congresswoman right now, today.”

“Please vote for me 2024,” Smith said in her remarks at the convention.

Smith said U.S. Rep. Bob Good, a Republican representing Virginia’s 5th District, is endorsing her campaign.

She received 47.63% of votes cast in this northeastern North Carolina congressional district compared to Davis’ 52.37% total, according to the North Carolina State Board of Elections website.

In Nash County, Smith won 52.08% of the vote to Davis’ 47.92%.

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