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North Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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North Carolina's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Howard Coble Republican Party
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North Carolina U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th 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 Howard Coble (R), who was first elected in 1984. Coble is retiring at the end of his current term.[3]

North Carolina's 6th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes parts of Guilford, Alamance, Durham, Granville and Orange counties, and all of Caswell, Person, Rockingham, Surry and Stokes counties.[4]



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.[15] 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.[16] Howard Coble voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[17]

Voted "Yes" 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.[18] 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. Howard Coble voted for HR 2775.[19]

Campaign contributions

Howard Coble

Howard Coble (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2013$78,560.42$4,167.79$(45,047.14)$37,681.07
July Quarterly[21]July 15, 2013$37,681.07$37,182.02$(36,746.70)$38,116.39
October Quarterly[22]October 14, 2013$38,116.39$44,133.88$(27,340.13)$54,910.14
Year-End Quarterly[23]December 31, 2013$54,910$4,275$(30,656)$28,528
Running totals

District history

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The 6th Congressional District of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Howard Coble (R) won re-election. He defeated Tony Foriest (D) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tony Foriest 39.1% 142,467
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHoward Coble Incumbent 60.9% 222,116
Total Votes 364,583
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Howard Coble won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Sam Turner in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHoward Coble incumbent 75.2% 156,252
     Democratic Sam Turner 24.8% 51,507
Total Votes 207,759

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. Fox8, "Rep. Howard Coble announces retirement, will not seek re-election," November 7, 2013
  4. North Carolina Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 24, 2012
  5. Laura Fjeld Campaign website
  6. Campaign website
  7. Don Webb Campaign website
  8. Campaign website
  9. Mark Walker Campaign website
  10. Roll Call, "Phil Berger Jr. to Announce Congressional Bid in North Carolina," November 18, 2013
  11. News & Record,"VonCannon announces congressional run; changes district and party" December 16, 2013
  12. News & Record, "It's official: Matheny announces run for Coble's seat," December 9, 2013
  13. Campaign website, "Home," accessed March 6, 2014
  14. North Carolina Board of Elections, "Candidate List Group by Contest," accessed March 11, 2014
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  17. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  19. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Howard Coble April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Howard Coble July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Howard Coble October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Howard Coble Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  24. Politico, "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013