North Carolina's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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North Carolina's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Virginia Foxx Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th 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.[1]

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.[2]

Candidates

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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[3][4]


May 6, 2014, primary results

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Democratic Party Democratic Primary


District history

2012

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.[6]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Elisabeth Motsinger 42.5% 148,252
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Foxx Incumbent 57.5% 200,945
Total Votes 349,197
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Virginia Foxx was re-elected to the United States House for a fourth term. She defeated Billy Kennedy (D).[7]

U.S. House, North Carolina Congressional District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Foxx Incumbent 65.9% 140,525
     Democratic Johnny G. Rouse 34.1% 72,762
Total Votes 213,287

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