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Candidate for U.S. House, North Carolina , District 10 Party Republican Education Bachelor's University of South Carolina - Spartanburg Military service Service/branch United States Army Personal Profession Newspaper publisher Websites Campaign website Ken Fortenberry
was a 2012
candidate who sought election to the
the 10th Congressional District
Fortenberry was defeated by
Patrick T. McHenry
in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.
Ken Fortenberry for House campaign logo.
North Carolina's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012
Fortenberry ran in the
2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 10th District. Fortenberry sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Fortenberry was defeated by incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry (R) in the Republican primary.
Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.  North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.
The primary took place on May 8, 2012. 
U.S. House, North Carolina District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Patrick McHenry 72.5%
Ken H. Fortenberry
In April 2012, Fortenberry released a slideshow titled "The Company He Keeps," targeting incumbent Rep.
for keeping company with people who Fortenberry believes "don't keep conservative North Carolina values."
VIDEO "The Company He Keeps"
Gaston Gazette, "Congressional candidate to challenge McHenry for U.S. House seat," accessed February 1, 2012 ( dead link)
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. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Election Results," accessed May 9, 2012
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Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Results," accessed October 10, 2012