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|U.S. House, North Carolina , District 13|
|Mayor of Raleigh|
|High school||Broughton High school|
|Bachelor's||Wake Forest University|
|Other||RHU (Registered Health Underwriter), Northeastern University|
|Place of birth||Raleigh, NC|
Coble is the nephew of Dot and late Sen. Jesse Helms.
Coble ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 13th District. Coble sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Coble was looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Brad Miller (D). Coble was defeated by George E.B. Holding in the Republican 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 have determined whether Democrats would retake the House or if Republicans would hold their majority in 2013. North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.
The primary took place on May 8, 2012.
|U.S. House, North Carolina District 13 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Paul Y. Coble||34.2%||29,354|
- News and Observer "Former Raleigh mayor Paul Coble announces bid for Congress" Accessed January 14, 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