Angela Flynn—a Catholic music director who previously declared her intention to run for Congress in the 6th District—announced on Friday via Twitter that she is withdrawing from the race, citing Republican gerrymandering. When Flynn initially declared her intention to run the district was drawn to favor Republicans, but once reorganized the district favored Democrats, and candidates with more name recognition entered the Democratic primary. Kathy Manning, the Democratic nominee for District 13 in 2018, is perhaps the biggest name. According to OpenSecrets.org, she raised $4,188,119 for her campaign. Additionally, in her withdrawal announcement, Flynn endorsed Kathy Manning.
By announcing her decision to end her campaign Flynn will not have to pay the $1,740 filing fee necessary to appear on the ballot. Manning now faces a primary challenge from former Guilford County Commissioner, and previous congressional candidate, Bruce Davis, who filed earlier this week.