North Carolina's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
May 6, 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.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Virginia Foxx (R), who was first elected in 2004.
North Carolina's 5th Congressional District is located in the northwestern portion of the state and includes Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes, Alexander, Iredell, Davie, Yadkin, Surry, Alleghany, Forsyth, Stokes and Reckingham counties.
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July 15 Democratic runoff primary
- Note: No candidate secured more than 40 percent of the vote in the May 6, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election was held between the top two candidates
May 6, 2014, primary results
The 5th congressional district of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Virginia Foxx (R) won re-election. She defeated Elisabeth Motsinger (D) in the general election.
|U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Virginia Foxx Incumbent||57.5%||200,945|
|Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, North Carolina Congressional District 5 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Virginia Foxx Incumbent||65.9%||140,525|
|Democratic||Johnny G. Rouse||34.1%||72,762|
- United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
- NC Election Connection, "Who Can Vote in Which Elections?" accessed January 3, 2014
- North Carolina Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 24, 2012
- Associated Press, "2014 primary results," accessed May 6, 2014
- Washington Post, "Everything you need to know about today’s primary in North Carolina," accessed May 7, 2014
- Campaign website, "Home," accessed March 5, 2014
- Politico "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"