Richard Lynch

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Richard Lynch was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 10th Congressional District of North Carolina.[1] Lynch was defeated by incumbent Patrick McHenry in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.[2]

Lynch was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of North Carolina.[3] Because no candidate received more than 40% of the vote in the Republican primary election on May 8, 2012, a runoff primary took place.[4] Lynch was eliminated in the May 8, 2012, primary.

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Lynch ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 10th District. Lynch was defeated by incumbent Patrick McHenry in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 10 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick T. McHenry Incumbent 78% 29,400
Richard Lynch 22% 8,273
Total Votes 37,673
Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Lynch ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 9th District. Lynch sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Lynch faced Dan Barry, Andy Dulin, Jim Pendergraph, Robert Pittenger, Michael Steinberg, Michael Shaffer, Jon Gauthier, Edwin Peacock, and Ric Killian in the May 8, 2012 Republican primary.

Because no candidate received more than 40% of the vote in the Republican primary election on May 8, 2012, a runoff primary took place.[4] Lynch was eliminated in the May 8, 2012, primary.

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.[5] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[5]

Primary results

The primary took place on May 8, 2012.[6]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Pittenger 31.6% 29,999
Jim Pendergraph 24.7% 23,401
Edwin B. Peacock III 11.9% 11,336
Ric Killian 10.2% 9,691
Dan Barry 5.8% 5,515
Andy Dulin 4.8% 4,526
Mike Steinberg 2.4% 2,297
Jon Gauthier 4.8% 4,526
Ken Leonczyk 2.2% 2,047
Richard Lynch 1.1% 1,000
Michael Shaffer 0.6% 579
Total Votes 94,917

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