Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.

North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search


North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Renee Ellmers Republican Party
Renee Ellmers.jpg

North Carolina U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

Flag of North Carolina.png
The 2nd Congressional District of North Carolina will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 28, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: North Carolina is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, and they opened the primary election to unaffiliated voters. They may choose which ballot they want to vote on without affecting their unaffiliated status.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 11, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 10, 2014 (25 days before the day the election).[2]

See also: North Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Renee Ellmers (R), who was first elected in 2010.

North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Vance, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Harnett, Sampson, Harnett, Lee and Chatham counties.[3]


Declared candidates

Potential candidates


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[7] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[8] Renee Ellmers voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[9]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[10] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Renee Ellmers voted against HR 2775.[11]


Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken announced his campaign on February 5, 2014, in a web video.

Former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken released a web video on February 5, 2014, that described his difficult upbringing and announced his candidacy.[12]

Campaign contributions

Renee Ellmers

Renee Ellmers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$127,730.53$99,724.09$(93,867.89)$133,586.73
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$133,586.73$158,351.15$(111,482.23)$180,455.65
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$180,455.65$122,811.00$(121,780.00)$181,486.65
Year-End Quarterly[16]December 31, 2013$181,486$200,530$(125,195)$260,501
Running totals

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
Ballot Access Requirements Final.jpg

Find detailed information on ballot access requirements in all 50 states and Washington D.C.


The 2nd Congressional District of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Renee Ellmers (R) won re-election. She defeated Steve Wilkins (D) and Brian Irving (L) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Steve Wilkins 41.4% 128,973
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRenee Ellmers Incumbent 55.9% 174,066
     Libertarian Brian Irving 2.7% 8,358
Total Votes 311,397
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Renee Ellmers won election to the United States House. She defeated Bob Etheridge and Tom Rose in the general election.[18]

United States House, North Carolina General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRenee Ellmers 49.5% 93,876
     Democratic Bob Etheridge 48.7% 92,393
     Libertarian Tom Rose 1.8% 3,505
Total Votes 189,774

See also

External links


  1. NC Election Connection, "Who Can Vote in Which Elections?" Accessed January 3, 2014
  2. North Carolina Center for Voter Education, "Register to Vote in North Carolina," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. North Carolina Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 24, 2012
  4. USA Today, "Singer Clay Aiken launches bid for Congress," accessed February 5, 2014
  5. Campaign website, "Home," accessed March 6, 2014
  6. Campaign website, "Home," accessed March 6, 2014
  7. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  11. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Talking Points Memo, "Clay Aiken Is Officially Running For Congress (VIDEO)," accessed February 5, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Renee Ellmers April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Renee Ellmers July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Renee Ellmers October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Renee Ellmers Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  17. Politico, "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013