2014 elections preview: North Carolina to hold congressional primaries

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May 5, 2014

North Carolina

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

The primary elections of the 2014 election season will continue in North Carolina on May 6, 2014. Here is a preview of what to expect in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House.

Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

U.S. Senate

See also: United States Senate elections in North Carolina, 2014 and Contested primaries in U.S. Congressional elections, 2014

Incumbent Kay Hagan will face Will Stewart and Ernest Reeves in the Democratic primary. Eight candidates will compete for the Republican nomination in a hotly contested primary. The Republican candidates will be Thom Tillis, Greg Brannon, Mark Harris, Heather Grant, Ted Alexander, Edward Kryn, Jim Snyder and Alex Bradshaw. Sean Haugh and Tim D'Annunzio will be on the ballot for the Libertarian Party.[1]

In North Carolina, if the winner of a primary fails to obtain 40 percent of the vote, the top two candidates go into a runoff election. Due to the highly competitive nature of the Republican primary for North Carolina's Senate election, a runoff is a distinct possibility in this race. The election would take place July 15, 2014.[2]

U.S. House

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2014

There are 13 seats up for grabs in North Carolina's 2014 congressional elections. Heading into the general election, the Democratic Party holds 4 of North Carolina's 13 congressional seats.

Members of the U.S. House from North Carolina -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 4 3
     Republican Party 9 10
Total 13 13

District 1

See also: North Carolina's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent G.K. Butterfield will be challenged by Dan Whittacre in the Democratic primary. Arthur Rich will face Brent Shypulefski in the Republican primary.[1]

District 2

See also: North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Renee Ellmers will be challenged by Frank Roche in the Republican primary. Clay Aiken, Keith Crisco, Sr. and Toni Morris will be vying for the Democratic nomination.[1]

District 3

See also: North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014 and Contested primaries in U.S. Congressional elections, 2014

Incumbent Walter Jones will be challenged by Taylor Griffin and Al Novinec in the Republican primary. Marshall Adame is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.[1]

The Republican primary in North Carolina's 3rd District is a hotly contested race. Various GOP groups have been supporting Griffin in his battle against Jones, an incumbent who has been in office since 1995.[3]

District 4

See also: North Carolina's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent David Price is running unopposed in the Democratic primary, and Paul Wright is running unopposed on the Republican ticket.[1]

District 5

See also: North Carolina's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Virginia Foxx will be challenged by Philip Doyle in the Republican primary. Candidates Josh Brannon, Michael Holleman, Will Stinson and Gardenia Henley will face off for the Democratic nomination in the primary.[1]

District 6

See also: North Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Howard Coble (R) is not seeking re-election in 2014, so vying for his seat are nine Republican and two Democratic candidates. The Republican candidates competing in the primary will be Don Webb, Jeff Phillips, Mark Walker, Phil Berger, Jr., Bruce VonCannon, Zack Matheny, Kenn Kopf, Charlie Sutherland and Mike Causey. The Democratic candidates in the primary will be Laura Fjeld and Bruce Davis.[1]

District 7

See also: North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Mike McIntyre (D) is not seeking re-election in 2014. Jonathan Barfield, Jr. will be running against Walter Martin on the Democratic ticket, while David Rouzer, Woody White and Chris Andrade face off in the Republican primary. Wesley Casteen is running unopposed for the Libertarian Party.[1]

District 8

See also: North Carolina's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Richard Hudson is running unopposed in the Republican primary. Antonio Blue is running unopposed on the Democratic ticket.[1]

District 9

See also: North Carolina's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Robert Pittenger will be challenged by Mike Steinberg in the Republican primary. There are no candidates running from other parties.[1]

District 10

See also: North Carolina's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Patrick T. McHenry will be challenged by Richard Lynch in the Republican primary. Tate MacQueen, IV is running unopposed on the Democratic ticket.[1]

District 11

See also: North Carolina's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Mark Meadows is running unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary. Keith Ruehl and Tom Hill will face off for the Democratic nomination.[1]

District 12

See also: North Carolina's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

Seven Democratic and two Republican candidates are vying for this open seat. Malcolm Graham, Rajive Patel, James "Smuggie" Mitchell, Marcus Brandon, Curtis Osborne, George Battle and Alma Adams will compete for the Democratic nomination, while Leon Threatt and Vince Coakley battle for the Republican nomination.[1]

District 13

See also: North Carolina's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent George Holding is running unopposed in the Republican primary. Ron Sanyal, Brenda Cleary and Virginia Conlon will compete for the Democratic nomination.[1]

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