October 4, 2013 6:26 PM

North Carolina’s GOP lawmakers urge unity in showdown

It was Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican freshman from North Carolina, who rallied GOP conservatives in the House by pushing them to tie defunding of the health care law to passage of a federal spending bill.Republican Reps. Renee Ellmers of Dunn and Richard Hudson of Concord are urging their GOP colleagues to remain unified in their demand for concessions.

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