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Ken Fortenberry
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Candidate for
U.S. House, North Carolina , District 10
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina - Spartanburg
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
ProfessionNewspaper publisher
Campaign website
Ken Fortenberry was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 10th Congressional District of North Carolina.[1] Fortenberry was defeated by Patrick T. McHenry in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.[2]
Ken Fortenberry for House campaign logo.



See also: North Carolina's 10th congressional district elections, 2012

Fortenberry ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 10th District. Fortenberry sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Fortenberry was defeated by incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry (R) in the Republican primary. [2]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[3] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[3]

Primary results

The primary took place on May 8, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick McHenry 72.5% 58,844
Ken H. Fortenberry 19.6% 15,936
Don Peterson 7.8% 6,337
Total Votes 81,117


In April 2012, Fortenberry released a slideshow titled "The Company He Keeps," targeting incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry for keeping company with people who Fortenberry believes "don't keep conservative North Carolina values."

"The Company He Keeps"

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