North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
May 6, 2014
Cook Political Report: Likely R
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 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.
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General election candidates
May 6, 2014, primary results
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. 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).
McIntyre was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
Republican David Rouzer -- who narrowly lost to McIntyre in 2012 -- is again running for election to the seat. The National Republican Congressional Committee added David Rouzer to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents." In March 2014, Rouzer was included on the NRCC's "Young Guns" list.
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|
|Democratic||Mike McIntyre Incumbent||50.1%||168,695|
|Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, North Carolina Congressional District 7 General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Mike McIntyre Incumbent||53.7%||113,957|
|Republican||Ilario Gregory Pantano||46.3%||98,328|
- United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
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