William Flynn

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Candidate for
U.S. House, North Carolina , District 6
High schoolNeedham Broughton High
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
ProfessionRadio host
Campaign website
William Flynn was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of North Carolina.[1] Flynn was defeated by Howard Coble in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.[2]

As of the 2012 election, Flynn was a well-known radio personality in the 6th Congressional District.[3]



See also: North Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Flynn ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 6th District. Flynn sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates who wished to run was February 29, 2012. Flynn faced incumbent Rep. Howard Coble (R) and Billy Yow in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary. Flynn was defeated by Howard Coble in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.[2]

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.[4] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[4][5]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHoward Coble Incumbent 57.3% 50,701
Billy Yow 20.4% 18,057
Bill Flynn 22.3% 19,741
Total Votes 88,499

Straw poll

At the North Carolina 6th District Republican Convention on April 10, Flynn won 52.8 percent of the vote in an informal straw poll. Incumbent Rep. Howard Coble only received 32.1 percent of the poll, while Billy Yow received 9.4 percent.[6]

Campaign donors

As of April 18, 2012, Flynn had raised $36,121 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $32,475, leaving him with $3,646 cash on hand. Of that, 56 percent came from candidate self-financing, while 43 percent came from individual contributions.[7]

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