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Elisabeth Motsinger

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Elisabeth Motsinger
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Candidate for
U.S. House, North Carolina , District 5
Bachelor'sWake Forest University
BirthdayJune 2, 1957
Place of birthShrub Oak, New York
ProfessionPA for Salem Med., Winston-Salem school board member
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Elisabeth Motsinger was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of North Carolina.[1] Motsinger defeated Bruce G. Peller in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012.[2]

Motsinger was defeated by Republican incumbent Virginia Foxx on November 6, 2012.[3]



See also: North Carolina's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Motsinger ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 5th District. Motsinger won the nomination on the Democratic ticket after defeating Bruce G. Peller in the primary.[2]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[4] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[4][5]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Elisabeth Motsinger 42.5% 148,252
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Foxx Incumbent 57.5% 200,945
Total Votes 349,197
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
North Carolina's 5th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElisabeth Motsinger 69.7% 38,512
Bruce G. Peller 30.3% 16,716
Total Votes 55,228

Campaign donors


Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

Motsinger lost the United States House of Representatives election in 2012. During that election cycle, Motsinger's campaign committee raised a total of $133,268 and spent $130,813.[6]

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