North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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North Carolina's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
David Rouzer Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Mike McIntyre Democratic Party
Mike McIntyre.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely R[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Toss Up[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[3]

North Carolina U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 7th 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 in their respective primaries. Voters may choose a primary ballot without impacting their unaffiliated status.[4]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Mike McIntyre (D), who was first elected in 1996.

North Carolina's 7th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Robeson, Cumberland, Sampson, Bladen, Columbus, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender and Duplin counties.[5]


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General election candidates

May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Race background

Before announcing that he would not run for re-election, incumbent Mike McIntyre (D) was one of seven early targets listed by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in the 2014 congressional elections.[10] The seven targets aligned perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. McIntyre's district ranked as the most Republican (38 percent Democratic).[11]

McIntyre was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program was designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents during the 2014 election cycle.[12]

Republican David Rouzer -- who narrowly lost to McIntyre in 2012 -- ran again for election to the seat.[13] The National Republican Congressional Committee added David Rouzer to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that made this list received "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[14] In March 2014, Rouzer was included on the NRCC's "Young Guns" list.[15]

District history


The 7th congressional district of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, North Carolina District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike McIntyre Incumbent 50.1% 168,695
     Republican David Rouzer 49.9% 168,041
Total Votes 336,736
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Mike McIntyre was re-elected to the United States House for a ninth term. He defeated Ilario Gregory Pantano (R).[16]

U.S. House, North Carolina Congressional District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike McIntyre Incumbent 53.7% 113,957
     Republican Ilario Gregory Pantano 46.3% 98,328
Total Votes 212,285

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