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|Position = North Carolina State Senate District 12
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}}{{tnr}}{{Retired candidate submit info}}'''David Rouzer''' (b. February 16, 1972) is a former [[Republican]] member of the [[North Carolina State  Senate]], representing District 12 from 2009 to 2013. Rouzer unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2012, losing to incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D) in the closet margin of victory that year. Rouzer is running again for election to the seat in [[North Carolina's 7th congressional district elections, 2014|2014]].<ref name="rematch">[http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/29/2788371/rouzer-to-run-again-for-congress.html ''Raleigh News & Observer'' "Rouzer to run again for Congres," March 30, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''David Rouzer''' (b. February 16, 1972) is a [[Republican]] representative-elect who won election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014 to represent [[North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014|the 7th Congressional District]] of [[North Carolina]]. Rouzer won the nomination in the [[Republican]] primary on May 6, 2014, and went on to defeat [[Jonathan Barfield, Jr.]] (D) and [[Wesley Casteen]] (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref name="prim">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/NC_US_House_0506.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "2014 primary results," accessed May 6, 2014]</ref><ref name=results>[http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/north-carolina/#.VFu5AfTF-Pc ''Politico'', "North Carolina House Election Results by District," accessed November 6, 2014]</ref> Rouzer ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2012, losing to incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D) in the closest margin of victory that year. In [[North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014|2014]], with McIntyre retiring, Rouzer successfully won election to the seat.<ref name="rematch">[http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/29/2788371/rouzer-to-run-again-for-congress.html ''Raleigh News & Observer'', "Rouzer to run again for Congress," accessed March 30, 2013]</ref>
  
In 2012, Rouzer ran for election to the [[North Carolina's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|7th congressional district of North Carolina]]. Rouzer defeated [[Ilario Pantano]] and [[Randolph Wilson Crow]] in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.<ref name="nc">[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/36596/80750/en/summary.html ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'' "Primary Election Results" Accessed May 9, 2012].</ref> He lost to incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D) in a race that was too close to call for more than one week after the November 6, 2012 general election.<ref>[http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/11/16/2488787/mcintyre-declares-victory-as-final.html ''Raleigh News & Observer'' "McIntyre declares victory as final votes counted," November 16, 2012]</ref> On November 20, 2012, Rouzer requested a recount in his race with [[Mike McIntyre|McIntyre]], which was the "closest Congressional race in the country.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/north-carolina-david-rouzer-calls-for-recount-in-7th-district-race/ ''Roll Call'' "North Carolina: Rouzer Calls for Recount in Race Against McIntyre," November 20, 2012]</ref>
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In 2012, Rouzer ran for election to the [[North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012|7th Congressional District of North Carolina]]. Rouzer defeated [[Ilario Pantano]] and [[Randolph Wilson Crow]] in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.<ref name="nc">[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/36596/80750/en/summary.html ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'', "Primary Election Results," accessed May 9, 2012].</ref> He lost to incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D) in a race that was too close to call for more than one week after the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/11/16/2488787/mcintyre-declares-victory-as-final.html ''Raleigh News & Observer'', "McIntyre declares victory as final votes counted," accessed November 16, 2012]</ref> On November 20, 2012, Rouzer requested a recount in his race with [[Mike McIntyre|McIntyre]], which was the "closest Congressional race in the country.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/north-carolina-david-rouzer-calls-for-recount-in-7th-district-race/ ''Roll Call'', "North Carolina: Rouzer Calls for Recount in Race Against McIntyre," accessed November 20, 2012]</ref>
  
Rouzer is a Former Senior Policy Advisor for both Senator Jesse Helms and Senator Elizabeth Dole.  He was also a candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture in 2000.
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Rouzer was previously a [[Republican]] member of the [[North Carolina State  Senate]], representing District 12 from 2009 to 2013.
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Rouzer is a former Senior Policy Advisor for both Senator Jesse Helms and Senator Elizabeth Dole.  He was also a candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture in 2000.
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==Biography==
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Rouzer earned his B.A. in agricultural business management, agricultural economics and chemistry from North Carolina State University in 1994.
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Rouzer is a former employee of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University.  He has also worked as an Associate Administrator/Rural Administrator for the United States Department of Agriculture.  He is currently the owner of The Rouzer Company.
  
 
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===2014===
 
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Rouzer is running for election to the U.S. House in 2014. The race is expected to be a rematch between Rouzer and incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D).<ref name="rematch"/>
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Rouzer won election to the U.S. House in 2014. Before incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D) announced his retirement on January 8, 2014, the race was expected to be a rematch of the 2012 general election.<ref name="rematch"/> Rouzer won the nomination in the [[Republican]] primary on May 6, 2014.<ref name="prim"/> He went on to defeat [[Jonathan Barfield, Jr.]] (D) and [[Wesley Casteen]] (L) in the general election.<ref name="prim">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/NC_US_House_0506.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "2014 primary results," accessed May 6, 2014]</ref> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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In the following campaign ad, Rouzer blamed President Obama for putting the United States "on a path to financial ruin," saying that he wanted to "take our country back."<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/david-rouzer-debuts-first-spot-ahead-of-north-carolina-primary/ ''Roll Call'', "David Rouzer Debuts First Spot Ahead of North Carolina Primary," accessed April 3, 2014]</ref>
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{{youtube|title=5492qDoKHTo|size=250|caption=David Rouzer campaign ad<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5492qDoKHTo ''YouTube'', "'Driving' - David Rouzer for Congress," accessed April 3, 2014]</ref>}}
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===2012===
 
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Rouzer did not run for re-election to the [[North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012|North Carolina State Senate]]. Instead, he ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina's]] [[North Carolina's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|7th District]]. Rouzer won the nomination on the Republican ticket. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Rouzer defeated [[Ilario Pantano]] and [[Timothy Alan Wilkes]] in the May 8, 2012 Republican primary.<ref name="nc"/> Rouzer lost to incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D) in the general election.
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Rouzer did not run for re-election to the [[North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012|North Carolina State Senate]]. Instead, he ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina's]] [[North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012|7th District]]. Rouzer won the nomination on the Republican ticket. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Rouzer defeated [[Ilario Pantano]] and [[Timothy Alan Wilkes]] in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.<ref name="nc"/> Rouzer lost to incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D) in the general election.
  
The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[North Carolina]] in 2012 as one of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House] or [[Republican]]s held their majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'' "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina]] was rated 8th on the list.<ref name="WP"/><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/36596/85942/en/summary.html North Carolina State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results"]</ref>
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The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[North Carolina]] in 2012 as one of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House] or [[Republican]]s held their majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'', "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina]] was rated eighth on the list.<ref name="WP"/><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/36596/85942/en/summary.html ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'', "2012 Primary Results," accessed July 19, 2012]</ref>
 
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Rouzer won re-election to the [[North Carolina State Senate]] District 12, defeating [[Jody McCleod]] (D).<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/22580/39565/en/summary.html General Election Results]</ref>  
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Rouzer won re-election to the [[North Carolina State Senate]] District 12, defeating [[Jody McCleod]] (D).<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/22580/41687/en/summary.html ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'', "2010 General Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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Rouzer was not opposed in the Republican primary election on May 4, 2010.<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/15705/29325/en/summary.html 2010 North Carolina Primary Election Results]</ref>
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Rouzer was unopposed in the Republican primary election on May 4, 2010.<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/15705/29325/en/summary.html ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'', "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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On November 4, 2008, Rouzer was elected to the 12th District Seat in the [[North Carolina State  Senate]], besting Kay Carroll (D). <ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/7937/21334/en/summary.html# 2008 election results, North Carolina Senate]</ref>  Rouzer raised $371,908 for his campaign, while Carroll raised $204,360. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2008&f=S&so=O#sorttable North Carolina Senate spending, 2008]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Rouzer was elected to the 12th District Seat in the [[North Carolina State  Senate]], besting Kay Carroll (D).<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/7937/21334/en/summary.html# ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'', "2008 election results, North Carolina Senate," accessed June 17, 2010]</ref>  Rouzer raised $371,908 for his campaign, while Carroll raised $204,360.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2008&f=S&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "North Carolina Senate spending, 2008," accessed August 14, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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As of April 18, 2012, Rouzer had raised $422,702 during the 2012 cycle and spent $334,305, leaving him with $88,397 cash on hand. Of that, 84 percent came from individual contributions, 12 percent from PAC contributions and 4 percent from candidate self-financing.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=NC07 ''opensecrets.org'' Accessed May 5, 2012]</ref>
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are Rouzer's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2NC07096 ''Federal Election Commission'' "David Rouzer's Summary Report," Accessed August 19, 2012]</ref>
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/138/12951526138/12951526138.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "David Rouzer April Quarterly," Accessed August 19, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 1 = April 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 1 = 279195.41
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|Total Contributions 1 = 244130.79
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|Cash on Hand 1 =90235.73
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/143/12971452143/12971452143.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "David Rouzer July Quarterly," Accessed August 19, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 =July 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 =88397.41
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|Total Contributions 2 =272779.04
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===2010===
 
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In 2010, Rouzer collected $180,117 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121843 2010 contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, Rouzer collected $180,117 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121843 ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed January 26, 2012]</ref>
 
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In 2008, Rouzer collected $371,908 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2008&f=S 2008 contributions]</ref>
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In 2008, Rouzer collected $371,908 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2008&f=S ''Follow the Money'', "2008 contributions," accessed June 28, 2010]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal==
 
 
Rouzer earned his BA in Agricultural Business Management/Agricultural Economics/Chemistry from North Carolina State University in 1994.
 
 
Rouzer is a former employee of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University.  He has also worked as an Associate Administrator/Rural Administrator for the United States Department of Agriculture.  He is currently the owner of The Rouzer Company.
 
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://davidrouzer.com/ Senator Rouzer's campaign]  
 
*[http://davidrouzer.com/ Senator Rouzer's campaign]  
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=102964 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=102964 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=102964 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=102964 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=99544 Campaign Contributions: 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=40720 2000]
 
*[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=99544 Campaign Contributions: 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=40720 2000]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/dcrouzer?ref=search Senator Rouzer's facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/dcrouzer?ref=search Senator Rouzer's facebook]
 
*[http://www.statesurge.com/search/all/david-rouzer#div=%23main_content_in&pars=query%3Ddavid+rouzerSenator Rouzer's State Surge]
 
*[http://www.statesurge.com/search/all/david-rouzer#div=%23main_content_in&pars=query%3Ddavid+rouzerSenator Rouzer's State Surge]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/?first=David+&last=Rouzer&search=Search&searchType=fps Senator Rouzer's LinkedIn]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/?first=David+&last=Rouzer&search=Search&searchType=fps Senator Rouzer's LinkedIn]
 
  
 
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David Rouzer
David rouzer.jpg
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 7
Representative-elect
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina State Senate District 12
2009 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina State University (1994)
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 16, 1972
Place of birthLandstuhl, Germany
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
David Rouzer (b. February 16, 1972) is a Republican representative-elect who won election to the U.S. House in 2014 to represent the 7th Congressional District of North Carolina. Rouzer won the nomination in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014, and went on to defeat Jonathan Barfield, Jr. (D) and Wesley Casteen (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1][2] Rouzer ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2012, losing to incumbent Mike McIntyre (D) in the closest margin of victory that year. In 2014, with McIntyre retiring, Rouzer successfully won election to the seat.[3]

In 2012, Rouzer ran for election to the 7th Congressional District of North Carolina. Rouzer defeated Ilario Pantano and Randolph Wilson Crow in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.[4] He lost to incumbent Mike McIntyre (D) in a race that was too close to call for more than one week after the general election on November 6, 2012.[5] On November 20, 2012, Rouzer requested a recount in his race with McIntyre, which was the "closest Congressional race in the country.[6]

Rouzer was previously a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 12 from 2009 to 2013.

Rouzer is a former Senior Policy Advisor for both Senator Jesse Helms and Senator Elizabeth Dole. He was also a candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture in 2000.

Biography

Rouzer earned his B.A. in agricultural business management, agricultural economics and chemistry from North Carolina State University in 1994.

Rouzer is a former employee of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. He has also worked as an Associate Administrator/Rural Administrator for the United States Department of Agriculture. He is currently the owner of The Rouzer Company.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rouzer served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rouzer served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Rouzer won election to the U.S. House in 2014. Before incumbent Mike McIntyre (D) announced his retirement on January 8, 2014, the race was expected to be a rematch of the 2012 general election.[3] Rouzer won the nomination in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.[1] He went on to defeat Jonathan Barfield, Jr. (D) and Wesley Casteen (L) in the general election.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, North Carolina District 7 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Rouzer 59.4% 134,431
     Democratic Jonathan Barfield, Jr. 37.1% 84,054
     Libertarian Wesley Casteen 3.5% 7,850
     Write-in Louis Harmati 0% 6
     Write-in Write-in (miscellaneous) 0.1% 163
Total Votes 226,504
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections
U.S. House, North Carolina District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Rouzer 53% 23,010
Woody White 40.1% 17,389
Chris Andrade 6.9% 3,000
Total Votes 43,399
Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections

Race background

Before announcing that he would not run for re-election, incumbent Mike McIntyre (D) was one of seven early targets listed by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in the 2014 congressional elections.[7] The seven targets aligned perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. McIntyre's district ranked as the most Republican (38 percent Democratic).[8]

McIntyre was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program was designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents during the 2014 election cycle.[9]

Republican David Rouzer -- who narrowly lost to McIntyre in 2012 -- ran again for election to the seat.[10] The National Republican Congressional Committee added David Rouzer to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that made this list received "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[11] In March 2014, Rouzer was included on the NRCC's "Young Guns" list.[12]

Media

In the following campaign ad, Rouzer blamed President Obama for putting the United States "on a path to financial ruin," saying that he wanted to "take our country back."[13]


David Rouzer campaign ad[14]

2012

See also: North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Rouzer did not run for re-election to the North Carolina State Senate. Instead, he ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 7th District. Rouzer won the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Rouzer defeated Ilario Pantano and Timothy Alan Wilkes in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.[4] Rouzer lost to incumbent Mike McIntyre (D) in the general election.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[15] North Carolina was rated eighth on the list.[15][16]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike McIntyre Incumbent 50.1% 168,695
     Republican David Rouzer 49.9% 168,041
Total Votes 336,736
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
North Carolina's 7th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Rouzer 48.5% 34,647
Ilario Gregory Pantano 44.5% 31,752
Randy Crow 7% 5,012
Total Votes 71,411

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Rouzer won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 12, defeating Jody McCleod (D).[17]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 12 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Rouzer (R) 40,242 69.66%
Jody McCleod (D) 17,525 30.34%

Rouzer was unopposed in the Republican primary election on May 4, 2010.[18]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Rouzer was elected to the 12th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Kay Carroll (D).[19] Rouzer raised $371,908 for his campaign, while Carroll raised $204,360.[20]

North Carolina Senate, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Rouzer (R) 40,971
Kay Carroll (D) 44,261

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rouzer's reports.[21]

David Rouzer (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[22]April 5, 2013$12,708.91$3,981.90$(8,219.18)$8,471.63
July Quarterly[23]July 15, 2013$8,471.63$181,982.14$(22,183.85)$168,269.92
October Quarterly[24]October 11, 2013$168,269.92$91,766.86$(81,612.90)$178,423.88
Year-End[25]January 30, 2014$178,423.88$161,312.11$(44,434.95)$295,301.04
April Quarterly[26]April 15, 2014$295,301.04$293,121.45$(169,602.57)$418,819.92
Pre-Primary[27]April 24, 2014$418,819.92$32,291.19$(175,709.40)$275,401.71
Running totals
$764,455.65$(501,762.85)

2010

In 2010, Rouzer collected $180,117 in donations.[28]

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Rouzer's campaign in 2010
North Carolina Farm Bureau$8,000
Dale Bone$8,000
Branch Banking & Trust Corp$4,000
Bank Of America$4,000
John Deere & Co$4,000
Total Raised in 2010 $180,117

2008

In 2008, Rouzer collected $371,908 in donations.[29]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
David Rouzer $111,581
North Carolina Republican Party $34,312
North Carolina Farm Bureau $8,000
Franky Wiggins $7,000
Genia Tyson $6,000

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References

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  2. Politico, "North Carolina House Election Results by District," accessed November 6, 2014
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  4. 4.0 4.1 North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Election Results," accessed May 9, 2012.
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  11. Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’," accessed November 21, 2013
  12. NRCC Young Guns, "List," accessed March 20, 2014
  13. Roll Call, "David Rouzer Debuts First Spot Ahead of North Carolina Primary," accessed April 3, 2014
  14. YouTube, "'Driving' - David Rouzer for Congress," accessed April 3, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
  16. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Results," accessed July 19, 2012
  17. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2010 General Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014
  18. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014
  19. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2008 election results, North Carolina Senate," accessed June 17, 2010
  20. Follow the Money, "North Carolina Senate spending, 2008," accessed August 14, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "David Rouzer Summary Report," accessed May 16, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "David Rouzer April Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "David Rouzer July Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "David Rouzer October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission, "David Rouzer Year-End," accessed May 16, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "David Rouzer April Quarterly," accessed May 16, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "David Rouzer Pre-Primary," accessed May 16, 2014
  28. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed January 26, 2012
  29. Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed June 28, 2010
Political offices
Preceded by
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North Carolina State Senate District 12
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Ronald Rabin (R)