2014 elections preview: North Carolina to hold congressional primaries
By Ballotpedia's Congressional team
Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
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.
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.
|Members of the U.S. House from North Carolina -- Partisan Breakdown|
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- See also: North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014 and Contested primaries in U.S. Congressional elections, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- United States Senate elections in North Carolina, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2014
- Contested primaries in U.S. Congressional elections, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections: Candidate List Grouped by Contest
- North Carolina State Board of Elections
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed May 5, 2014
- Politico, "Kay Hagan, Dems try to buy time before facing Thom Tillis," accessed May 5, 2014
- Open Secrets, "Hot Races 2014: In N.C., Outside Groups Work to Oust Wayward GOP Incumbent," accessed May 5, 2014