North Carolina's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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North Carolina's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Richard Hudson Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Richard Hudson Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

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

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 8th 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 Richard Hudson (R), who was first elected in 2012.

North Carolina's 8th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Cumberland, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond, Montgomery, Anson, Stanly, Cabarrus, Union and Mecklenburg counties.[5]


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May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


The 8th congressional district of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which challenger Richard Hudson (R) defeated incumbent Larry Kissell (D). The switched partison control of the district.[6]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Larry Kissell Incumbent 45.4% 137,139
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Hudson 53.2% 160,695
     Write-In N/A 1.5% 4,446
Total Votes 302,280
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Larry Kissell was re-elected to the United States House for a second term. He defeated Harold Johnson (R), Thomas Hill (Libertarian), and the Write-in candidates.[7]

U.S. House, North Carolina Congressional District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Kissell Incumbent 53% 88,776
     Republican Harold Johnson 43.7% 73,129
     Libertarian Thomas Hill 3% 5,098
     Write-in 0.3% 439
Total Votes 167,442

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