2014 elections review: North Carolina holds congressional primaries

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May 7, 2014

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

The primary elections of the 2014 election season continued in North Carolina on May 6, 2014. Here is a recap of what happened yesterday in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House.

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 defeated Will Stewart and Ernest Reeves in the Democratic primary. In a hotly contested Republican primary, Thom Tillis beat out Greg Brannon, Mark Harris, Heather Grant, Ted Alexander, Edward Kryn, Jim Snyder and Alex Bradshaw by a high enough margin to avoid a runoff. Sean Haugh defeated Tim D'Annunzio for the Libertarian nomination.[1]

U.S. House

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

Thirteen seats are up for grabs in North Carolina's 2014 U.S. House elections. Heading into the general election, the Democratic Party holds four of North Carolina's 13 congressional seats.

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

District 1

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

Incumbent G.K. Butterfield defeated primary opponent Dan Whittacre in the Democratic primary. As of May 7, 2014, the winner of the Republican primary was too close to call between Arthur Rich and Brent Shypulefski.[1]

District 2

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

Incumbent Renee Ellmers defeated Frank Roche for the Republican nomination in the primary. As of May 7, 2014, the results for the Democratic primary were not yet posted, although Clay Aiken was leading both Keith Crisco, Sr. and Toni Morris with 41 percent of the vote.[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 defeated Taylor Griffin and Al Novinec in the hotly contested Republican primary. Marshall Adame ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination.[1]

District 4

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

Incumbent David Price ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Paul Wright ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

District 5

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

Incumbent Virginia Foxx beat out Philip Doyle in the Republican primary. Josh Brannon and Gardenia Henley will be going into a runoff. They defeated Michael Holleman and Will Stinson in the Democratic primary.[1]

District 6

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

With the Incumbent retiring, this race attracted nine Republican candidates. There will be a runoff between Phil Berger, Jr. and Mark Walker as they compete for the Republican nomination. Republican candidates Zack Matheny, Bruce VonCannon, Jeff Phillips, Don Webb, Mike Causey, Kenn Kopf and Charlie Sutherland will not be heading to the general election. Laura Fjeld defeated Bruce Davis in the Democratic primary.[1]

District 7

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

A retiring incumbent is leaving this seat up for grabs. Jonathan Barfield, Jr. received the Democratic nomination over Walter Martin, and David Rouzer beat out Woody White and Chris Andrade for the Republican nomination. Libertarian Wesley Casteen will advance to the general election to go up against Barfield and Rouzer.[1]

District 8

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

Incumbent Richard Hudson ran unopposed in the Republican primary, and Antonio Blue ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[1]

District 9

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

Incumbent Robert Pittenger defeated Mike Steinberg in the Republican primary. No Democratic candidates ran.[1]

District 10

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

Incumbent Patrick T. McHenry defeated Richard Lynch for the Republican nomination in the primary. Tate MacQueen, IV ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[1]

District 11

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

Incumbent Mark Meadows ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Tom Hill beat out Keith Ruehl for the Democratic nomination.[1]

District 12

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

Heading to the general election for this vacant seat are Vince Coakley (R) and Alma Adams (D). Coakley defeated Leon Threatt in the Republican primary. Adams beat out Malcolm Graham, George Battle, Marcus Brandon, James "Smuggie" Mitchell, Curtis Osborne and Rajive Patel for the Democratic nomination.[1]

District 13

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

Incumbent George Holding ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Brenda Cleary defeated Virginia Conlon and Ron Sanyal for the Democratic nomination.[1]

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