North Carolina's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

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North Carolina's 12th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Vacant
Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 12th congressional district of North Carolina will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

North Carolina is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, and they opened the primary election to unaffiliated voters. They may choose which ballot they want to vote on without affecting their unaffiliated status.[4]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Melvin L. Watt (D), who was first elected in 1992.

North Carolina's 12th Congressional District is located in the west-central portion of the state and includes Mecklenburg, Cabbarus, Rowan, Davidson, Forsyth and Guilford counties.[5]

Candidates

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May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history

2012

The 12th congressional district of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Melvin L. Watt (D) won re-election. He defeated Jack Brosch (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelvin L. Watt Incumbent 79.6% 247,591
     Republican Jack Brosch 20.4% 63,317
Total Votes 310,908
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Melvin L. Watt was re-elected to the United States House for a tenth term. He defeated Greg Dority (R) and Lon Cecil (Libertarian).[7]

U.S. House, North Carolina Congressional District 12 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelvin L. Watt Incumbent 63.9% 103,495
     Republican Greg Dority 34.1% 55,315
     Libertarian Lon Cecil 2% 3,197
Total Votes 162,007

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