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|U.S. House, North Carolina , District 9|
|Mecklenburg County Sheriff|
|Place of birth||Charlotte, NC|
Pendergraph ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 9th District. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Pendergraph faced Dan Barry, Ken Leonczyk, Robert Pittenger, Michael Steinberg, Michael Shaffer, Jon Gauthier, Edwin Peacock and Ric Killian in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary. Pendergraph came in second in the May 8, 2012, primary. Pendergraph was defeated by Robert Pittenger in the primary runoff election on July 17, 2012.
The 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.
- Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC)
On May 4, the Charlotte Observer officially rescinded its endorsement of Pendergraph, saying he "has done nothing but embarrass us and himself," since receiving the backing less than a week before. The newspaper cited recent "birther" comments at a campaign event in which Pendergraph said, "I have reason to be suspicious...I've been around long enough to know people can forge anything." The Observer had initially endorsed Pendergraph, calling him a pragmatic conservative with "broad appeal." In its reversal, however, the paper noted that "Pendergraph has contradicted much of what he told the Observer's editorial board in his endorsement interview last month."
On April 30, 2012, the Washington, DC-based Citizens for Conservative Leadership spent $6,600 on a mailer targeting Pendergraph.
As of April 18, 2012, Pendergraph's campaign had raised $173,026 and spent $115,685, leaving him with $57,341 cash on hand. Of that, 94 percent came from individual contributions, while 6 percent came from PAC contributions. At the end of April, however, Pendergraph loaned his campaign $20,000.
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- Foxcharlotte.com, "Jim Pendergraph announces run for Congress," accessed February 28, 2012 (dead link)
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Election Results," accessed May 9, 2012.
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Results," accessed October 10, 2012
- Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
- CNN Political Ticker, "Do-over: N.C. newspaper takes back endorsement," accessed May 6, 2012
- Campaign Tracker Accessed May 6, 2012
- opensecrets.org Accessed May 7, 2012
- Charlotteobserver.com, "Crowded 9th District congressional race could be headed for a runoff," accessed May 7, 2012