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May 9, 2012

By Ballotpedia's state executive team

RALEIGH, NC: The polls have closed and the results are in for North Carolina's ten state executive offices up for election this year. Of the 20 primary races, 13 were contested in yesterday's elections and only one - the Republican primary for attorney general - had no candidates. Eight of the ten incumbents are seeking re-election in 2012 and all eight will advance to the general election on November 6th.

Gubernatorial candidates Pat McCrory (R) and Walter Dalton (D) won their party's primary elections and will meet Barbara Howe (L) in the general election.

Under a new North Carolina election law, a candidate must receive at least 40% of the popular vote in order to secure the party nomination. In the event that no candidates wins 40% of the vote, the top two finishers will go head-to-head in a July 17th runoff election to determine who will be on the November ballot.[1] Six races are headed for a special runoff election on July 17th: the Republican primaries for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, superintendent of public instruction, insurance commissioner and auditor, and the Democratic primary for labor commissioner.

Full election results are below.[2]

Update (July 6, 2012) - Election results have been updated to the official totals.


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Governor of North Carolina Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Dalton 45.9% 428,475
Bob Etheridge 38% 354,923
Bill Faison 5.6% 52,179
Gardenia Henley 5.2% 48,982
Gary M. Dunn 2.9% 27,358
Bruce Blackmon 2.4% 22,370
Total Votes 934,287
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.


Governor of North Carolina Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat McCrory 83.4% 748,180
Paul Wright 5.3% 47,403
Scott Jones 3.5% 31,191
James Mahan 3.4% 30,056
Jim Harney 3% 26,485
Charles Moss 1.5% 13,822
Total Votes 897,137
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.


Lt. Governor of North Carolina, Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Coleman 56.1% 487,820
Eric Mansfield 43.9% 381,523
Total Votes 869,343
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.


Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Forest 33% 253,656
Green check mark transparent.pngTony Gurley 24.8% 190,980
Dale Folwell 24.3% 186,564
Grey Mills, Jr. 14.7% 112,824
Arthur Rich 3.3% 25,206
Total Votes 769,230
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.

The top two finishers in this race will go head-to-head in a June primary runoff.

North Carolina Secretary of State Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEd Goodwin 35.9% 246,641
Green check mark transparent.pngKenn Gardner 29.8% 204,630
Mike Beitler 24.2% 166,061
AJ Daoud 10% 68,834
Total Votes 686,166
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.


The top two finishers in this race will go head-to-head in a June primary runoff.

North Carolina Treasurer, Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Cowell Incumbent 76.6% 630,151
Ron Elmer 23.4% 192,134
Total Votes 822,285
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.


North Carolina Treasurer, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Royal 57.7% 389,188
Frank Roche 42.3% 285,439
Total Votes 674,627
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.


North Carolina Auditor, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDebra Goldman 34.4% 235,914
Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Dority 23.8% 163,528
Fern Shubert 18.4% 126,215
Rudy Wright 15.6% 107,323
Joseph Hank DeBragga 7.8% 53,727
Total Votes 686,707

The top two finishers in this race will go head-to-head in a June primary runoff.

North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Tedesco 28.3% 195,352
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Alexander 24.3% 167,354
Mark Crawford 21.8% 150,404
Ray Martin 13.2% 90,889
David Scholl 12.4% 85,145
Total Votes 689,144
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.

The top two finishers in this race will go head-to-head in a June primary runoff.

North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner, Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Smith 55.1% 424,287
Scott Bryant 44.9% 345,644
Total Votes 769,931
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.


North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Troxler Incumbent 68.9% 532,664
Bill McManus 31.1% 239,920
Total Votes 772,584
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.


North Carolina Labor Commissioner, Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Brooks 37.1% 289,356
Green check mark transparent.pngMarlowe Foster 33% 256,964
Ty Richardson 29.9% 232,730
Total Votes 779,050
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.

The top two finishers in this race will go head-to-head in a June primary runoff.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Morgan 37% 258,935
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Causey 35.1% 245,430
James McCall 27.9% 195,348
Total Votes 699,713
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.

The top two finishers in this race will go head-to-head in a June primary runoff.

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