(HUFFINGTON POST) — The North Carolina congressional candidate who made headlines when he expressed doubts about President Obama’s citizenship has advanced to a runoff election for the District 9 U.S. House seat.

Jim Pendergraph will face off against fellow Republican Robert Pittenger on July 17, according to WBTV.com. Pendergraph and Pittenger beat out the other eight Republicans running in the primary Tuesday, but neither got the 40 percent of the vote necessary to nab the nomination.

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