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North Carolina's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

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North Carolina's 11th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
May 8, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Mark Meadows Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Heath Shuler Democratic Party
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North Carolina U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 11th congressional district of North Carolina will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 11th congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

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.[1]


Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: Dan Eichenbaum appeared on initial lists but ultimately withdrew prior to the primray.[10]

Race background

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.[11] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[11]

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.[5]

District history

See also