(The Sylva Herald) The race for the N.C. Senate District 50 might feel like deja vu with Sen. Jim Davis (R-Macon County) and former Sen. John Snow (D-Cherokee County) once again battling it out for the seat.
Political pundits describe the Snow-Davis race as a virtual toss-up, saying it’s this year’s only competitive state Senate race.
Davis two years ago beat Snow, then the incumbent senator, in a hard-fought, narrowly decided race, taking the seat with just 161 votes more than Snow. The showdown isn’t any less competitive this time around. Davis in particular is running a hold-no-prisoners race, distributing fliers and running television ads that paint Snow as an Obama-like liberal.
Snow, however, expressed confidence in his ability to unseat Davis and reclaim his Senate seat. Snow, 66, is intimately familiar with District 50 and its people, having tried or heard countless court cases in the seven-county district during his years as a former prosecutor and district court judge.
Davis, 65, an orthodontist and former Macon County commissioner, has maintained a high profile in the district during his two years in office, becoming a familiar face to his many constituents.
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