All 13 North Carolina seats in the United States House of Representatives
The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina were held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the 13 U.S. Representatives from the state of North Carolina, one from each of the state's 13 congressional districts. The elections coincided with other elections to the United States Senate and House of Representatives and various state and local elections, including an election to the U.S. Senate.
Primary elections were held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. In primaries in which no candidate won more than 40% of the vote (the Democratic primary in the 5th district and the Republican primary in the 6th district), second primary elections (runoffs) were held between the top two candidates on July 15, 2014.
|United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2014|
|Party||Votes||Percentage||Seats Before||Seats After||+/-|
Results of the 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina by district:
|District 1||55,990||26.62%||154,333||73.38%||0||0.00%||210,323||100.00%||Democratic Hold|
|District 2||122,128||58.83%||85,479||41.17%||0||0.00%||207,607||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 3||139,415||67.81%||66,182||32.19%||0||0.00%||205,597||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 4||57,416||25.25%||169,946||75.75%||0||0.00%||227,362||100.00%||Democratic Hold|
|District 5||139,279||61.02%||88,973||38.98%||0||0.00%||228,252||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 6||147,312||58.67%||103,758||41.33%||0||0.00%||251,070||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 7||134,431||59.35%||84,054||37.11%||8,019||3.54%||226,504||100.00%||Republican Gain|
|District 8||121,568||64.86%||65,854||35.14%||0||0.00%||187,422||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 9||163,080||93.90%||0||0.00%||10,588||6.10%||173,668||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 10||133,504||61.02%||85,292||38.98%||0||0.00%||218,796||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 11||144,682||62.90%||85,342||37.10%||0||0.00%||230,024||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 12||42,568||24.65%||130,096||75.35%||0||0.00%||172,664||100.00%||Democratic Hold|
|District 13||153,991||57.31%||114,718||42.69%||0||0.00%||268,709||100.00%||Republican Hold|
The 1st district is located in Northeastern North Carolina and includes towns such as Durham, Elizabeth City, Henderson, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Goldsboro and New Bern. The incumbent is Democrat G. K. Butterfield, who has represented the district since 2004. He was re-elected with 75% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+19.
|Democratic||G. K. Butterfield (incumbent)||60,847||81.1|
|Democratic||G. K. Butterfield (incumbent)||154,333||73.4|
The 2nd district is located in central North Carolina and includes all or parts of Alamance, Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Moore, and Wake counties. The incumbent is Republican Renee Ellmers, who has represented the district since 2011. She was re-elected with 56% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+10.
Ellmers had considered running for the U.S. Senate but instead ran for re-election. Jim Duncan, the chairman of the Chatham County Republican Party and co-founder of the grassroots organization The Coalition for American Principles, considered a run against Ellmers in the primary, but decided against it. Frank Roche, a conservative internet talk show host and lecturer in economics at Elon University, who ran for District 4 in 2010 and for North Carolina State Treasurer in 2012 ran against Ellmers in the primary.
|Republican||Renee Ellmers (incumbent)||21,412||58.7|
Three Democrats ran for their party's nomination: singer, actor and activist Clay Aiken, former North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Keith Crisco and counselor and candidate for the seat in 2012 Toni Morris. Attorney Houston Barnes at first announced that he would run in the Democratic primary as well, but he later withdrew before filing and announced that he would support Aiken.
The results were too close to call even a week later, with Crisco only narrowly behind Aiken, who was only just above the 40% necessary to avoid a runoff. As both candidates were waiting for the results to be certified (this was to be done May 13, 2014), Crisco died suddenly on May 12, after suffering a fall in his home. He was 71. Though Crisco had initially said he would not concede, he changed his mind and had planned to concede on May 13.
|Civitas||September 26-28, 2014||400||± 5%||47%||39%||14%|
|Republican||Renee Ellmers (incumbent)||122,128||58.8|
The 3rd district is located on the Atlantic coast of North Carolina. It covers the Outer Banks and the counties adjacent to the Pamlico Sound. The incumbent is Republican Walter B. Jones, Jr., who has represented the district since 1995. He was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+11.
Taylor Griffin, a one-time aide to United States Senator Jesse Helms and to President George W. Bush, ran in the primary against Jones. Griffin sold his consulting firm in Washington, D.C., and moved back to New Bern. Albin "Big Al" Novinec also ran for the Republican nomination. Craven County Commissioner Scott Dacey considered running in the primary as well, but did not ultimately file.
Jason Thigpen, a U.S. Army veteran and founder of the Student Veterans Advocacy Group, first announced that he would challenge Jones in the Republican primary, but then left the Republican Party and said he would run as a Democrat. Ultimately, he did not file to run for any party's nomination.
|Republican||Walter B. Jones, Jr. (incumbent)||22,616||50.9|
|Republican||Albin "Big Al" Novinec||1,798||4.0|
Marshall Adame, a retired U.S. Marine, former U.S. Diplomat in Iraq and former member of the Congressional Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan and former U.S. Basra International Airport Director, ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination.
|Republican||Walter B. Jones, Jr. (incumbent)||139,415||67.8|
The 4th district is located in northern North Carolina and includes Orange, Durham, Harnett, Chatham and Wake counties. The incumbent is Democrat David Price, who has represented the district since 1997, and previously represented it from 1987 to 1995. He was re-elected with 74% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+20.
Price ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Republican Paul Wright, a trial lawyer, former District Court and Superior Court judge and candidate for Governor of North Carolina in 2012 was the only other candidate to file to run against Price.
|Democratic||David Price (incumbent)||169,946||74.8|
The 5th district is located in northwestern North Carolina, from the Appalachian Mountains to the Piedmont Triad and includes Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes, Alexander, Iredell, Davie, Yadkin, Surry, Alleghany, Forsyth, Stokes and Reckingham counties. The incumbent is Republican Virginia Foxx, who has represented the district since 2005. She was re-elected with 58% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+11.
|Republican||Virginia Foxx (incumbent)||49,572||75.4|
Four candidates ran for the Democratic nomination: Gardenia Henley, a retired auditor, candidate for the state house in 2010, for governor in 2012 and for Mayor of Winston-Salem in 2013; Joshua Brannon, a software developer; Michael W. Holleman; and Will Stinson, a candidate for the state house in 2012.
|Democratic||Michael W. Holleman||5,618||23.2|
Because Brannon did not secure more than 40 percent of the vote, he and Henley advanced to a runoff.
|Republican||Virginia Foxx (incumbent)||139,279||61.0|
The 6th district is located in northern North Carolina and includes all of Caswell, Person, Rockingham, Surry and Stokes counties as well as parts of Guilford, Alamance, Durham, Granville and Orange counties. The incumbent is Republican Howard Coble, who has represented the district since 1985. He was re-elected with 61% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+10.
Citing his health, Coble announced on November 7, 2013, that he would retire and not seek another term in 2014.
|Public Opinion Strategies (R-Berger)||April 8-10, 2014||300||±5.66%||36%||--||--||6%||--||--||6%||14%||--||38%|
|Tel Opinion Research||April 2014||-||-||29%||1%||0%||2%||4%||0%||4%||4%||2%||54%|
|Republican||Phil Berger, Jr.||15,127||34.3|
Because Berger did not win more than 40 percent of the vote, he and Walker advanced to a runoff, which Walker won.
|Republican||Phil Berger, Jr.||12,722||40.1|
|WPA Opinion Research (R-Walker)||September 3-4, 2014||306||± 5.7%||54%||31%||15%|
The 7th district is located in southeastern North Carolina and includes Robeson, Cumberland, Sampson, Bladen, Columbus, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender and Duplin counties. The incumbent is Democrat Mike McIntyre, who has represented the district since 1997. He was re-elected with 50% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+12.
|Democratic||Jonathan Barfield, Jr.||21,966||58.2|
|Democratic||Walter A. Martin, Jr.||15,741||41.8|
Former state senator David Rouzer, who lost to McIntyre in 2012 by just 650 votes following a recount, ran for the Republican nomination for the seat again. Also running were Chris Andrade and New Hanover County Commissioner and former state senator Haywood "Woody" White.
|Republican||Haywood "Woody" White||17,389||40.1|
Attorney J. Wesley Casteen, who ran for a seat on the North Carolina Court of Appeals in 2010, is the Libertarian Party nominee. Louis Harmati, who ran for the state legislature as a Republican in 2012, is running as a write-in candidate.
|Democratic||Jonathan Barfield, Jr.||84,054||37.1|
|Libertarian||J. Wesley Casteen||7,850||3.5|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
The 8th district is located in Southern North Carolina and includes all of Anson County, Montgomery County, Richmond County, Scotland County and Stanly County, as well as portions of Cabarrus County, Davidson County, Mecklenburg County, Randolph County, Robeson County, Rowan County and Union County. The incumbent is Republican Richard Hudson, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected in 2012, defeating Democratic incumbent Larry Kissell with 53% of the vote. The district has a PVI of R+11.
|Republican||Richard Hudson (incumbent)||121,568||64.9|
The 9th district is located in south-central North Carolina and includes parts of Iredell, Mecklenburg and Union counties. The incumbent is Republican Robert Pittenger, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 52% of the vote in 2012, succeeding retiring Republican incumbent Sue Myrick. The district has a PVI of R+8.
No Democrat filed to run for the seat, making this district the only one in the state not being contested by both major parties in 2014. There is a write-in campaign for candidate Shawn Eckles of Iredell County.
|Republican||Robert Pittenger (incumbent)||29,505||67.6|
|Republican||Robert Pittenger (incumbent)||163,080||93.9|
|Independent||Shawn Eckles (write-in)||2,369||1.4|
The 10th district is located in central and western North Carolina and includes all of Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln and Rutherford counties and parts of Catawba, Iredell and Buncombe counties. The incumbent is Republican Patrick McHenry, who has represented the district since 2005. He was re-elected with 57% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+11.
|Republican||Patrick McHenry (incumbent)||29,400||78.0|
High school social studies teacher and soccer coach Tate MacQueen ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination. Terry Bellamy, the mayor of Asheville and a candidate for the seat in 2012, at first said that she would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge McHenry, but later changed her mind and said she would not run again.
|Republican||Patrick McHenry (incumbent)||133,504||61.0|
The 11th district is located in western North Carolina and includes Yancey, McDowell, Rutherford, Polk, Henderson, Buncombe, Madison, Haywood, Jackson, Transylvania, Swain, Macon, Clay, Graham and Cherokee counties. The incumbent is Republican Mark Meadows, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 57% of the vote in 2012, succeeding retiring Democratic incumbent Heath Shuler. The district has a PVI of R+13.
Meadows ran unopposed in the Republican primary.
|Republican||Mark Meadows (incumbent)||144,682||62.9|
The 12th district is located in central North Carolina and includes parts of Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Lexington, Salisbury, Concord, and High Point. Democrat Mel Watt held this seat from 1993 until he resigned on January 6, 2014, to become director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The special election to fill the seat for the remainder of the current Congress will be held concurrently with the regular 2014 elections. Watt was re-elected with 80% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+26.
All except Patel also ran in the special election.
|Hamilton Campaigns (D-Adams)||Feb. 28-Mar. 4, 2014||500||± 4.4%||26%||9%||4%||19%||9%||3%||1%||29%|
|Democratic||George Battle III||4,342||12.5|
|Democratic||James "Smuggie" Mitchell, Jr.||1,775||5.1|
|Democratic||Curtis C. Osborne||1,733||5.0|
Coakley was the only Republican to file for the special election.
The 13th district is located in northern North Carolina and includes parts of Granville, Wake, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Vance, Wayne and Wilson counties. The incumbent is Republican George Holding, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 57% of the vote in 2012, succeeding retiring Democratic incumbent Brad Miller. The district has a PVI of R+8.
|Democratic||Arunava "Ron" Sanyal||4,052||11.6|
|Republican||George Holding (incumbent)||153,991||57.3|