|U.S. House, North Carolina, District 11|
|Place of birth||Charlotte, NC|
Wingfield ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 11th District. Wingfield sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. Wingfield faced Mark Meadows, Jeff Hunt, Dan Eichenbaum, Spence Campbell, and Vance Patterson in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.
Because no candidate received more than 40% of the vote in the Republican primary election on May 8, 2012, a runoff primary took place. Wingfield was eliminated in the primary on May 8, 2012.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as 1 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.
On Jan. 30, 2012, Wingfield reported raising $204,000 for his congressional campaign. The following day, it was reported that at least half of that was self-funding that came from a personal loan. According to a report in Politico, campaigns historically would announce how much of that funding was directly from loans. Wingfield said that had had no intention to mislead.
- Official campaign website Accessed January 21, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Election Results," accessed May 9, 2012.
- 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
- Politico, "Wingfield faked it," accessed January 31, 2012