North Carolina's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
May 8, 2012
Candidates wishing to run must file by the signature filing deadline February 29, 2012. The primary elections will be held on May 8, 2012.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Heath Shuler (D), who was first elected to the House in 2006. In February 2012, however, Shuler announced he would not be running for re-election in 2012.
- Ethan Wingfield: Businessman
- Jeff Hunt: District attorney for Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties
- Spence Campbell: Retired Army officer
- Mark Meadows, North Carolina: Real estate investor
- Vance Patterson: Businessman
- Chris Petrella: Economic development consultant
- Kenny West Clay County Republican Party chair
- Susan Harris: Accountant
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans will hold its majority in 2013. North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in North Carolina
Following the 2010 Census results, North Carolina did not gain or lose any congressional seats, maintaining its 13 representatives. Under the new map, the 11th District has lost a significant portion of its Democratic territory, becoming a swing district for 2012.
- United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- Washington Post "North Carolina Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler to retire" Accessed February 25, 2012
- Roll Call "Former Shuler Chief of Staff mounts congressional bid" Accessed February 25, 2012
- Mountain XPress "Asheville Council member Cecil Bothwell announces run as Democrat against Rep. Shuler," Accessed December 26, 2011
- Asheville Citizen Times "Hill running for Congress in 11th District" Accessed February 25, 2012
- Roll Call "Race Ratings: GOP looks for major gains in North Carolina," Accessed December 26, 2011
- BlueRidgeNow.com "Two more candidates throw hat in ring for Shuler's seat," Accessed December 26, 2011
- Hendersonville Times-News "Two more candidates throw hat in ring for Shuler's seat" Accessed February 1,2012
- Morganton News Herald "List grows for Congressional seat" Accessed February 25, 2012
- Mountain Xpress "Susan Harris files for U.S. Congress in 11th District" Accessed April 27, 2012
- Black Mountain News "Eichenbaum drops out of 11th Congressional Republican primary" Accessed April 28, 2012
- Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012