House Primaries

Numbers current as of 7:30 Wednesday morning. Yellow is for winners, red is for upsets, and blue is for runoffs.

District 3 (Craven, Pamlico) style="font-weight: normal;">
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Michael Speciale (R)
- 1,358 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Mike Gorman (R)
- 784

style="font-style: italic;">Winner faces Alice
Graham Underhill (D, Incumbent)\

District 4 (Duplin, Onslow)


Martin L. Herring (D)
- 450 style="font-weight: normal;"> style="font-weight: normal;">
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Russell E. Tucker (D, Incumbent)

- 2,505 style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: normal;">

Winner faces Richard J. Kaiser (R) style="font-weight: normal;">

District 8 (Martin, Pitt)


Derek K. Brown (D)
- 2,563 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Edith D. Warren (D, Incumbent)

- 4,199

style="font-style: italic;">No Republican Opponent

District 10 (Greene, Lenoir, Wayne)


Stephen Laroque (R, Incumbent)

- 897
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style="font-weight: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 102, 102);">Willie
Ray Starling (R)
- 906

style="font-style: italic;">Winner faces style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: normal;">Van Braxton (D) style="font-weight: normal;">

District 13 (Carteret, Jones)


Dave Fowler (R)
- 2,079 style="font-weight: normal;">
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style="font-weight: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 51);">Patricia
"Pat" McElraft (R)
- 3,378

style="font-weight: normal;">Winner faces G. Malcolm
Fulcher, Jr. (D)
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District 14 (Onslow)

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George G. Cleveland (R, Incumbent) -
531 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Keith Williams (R)
- 439

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Kever M. Clark (D)
- 598

Edgar A.
Midgett, Sr. (D)
- 414 style="font-weight: normal;">

District 15 (Onslow)


George Shaeffer (R)
- 167 style="font-weight: normal;">
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style="font-weight: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 51);">Robert
Grady (R, Incumbent)
- 378 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Tommy Pollard (R)
- 0

style="font-style: italic;">Winner faces style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: normal;">Jean Hawley (D) style="font-weight: normal;">

District 18 (New Hanover, Pender)


Laura Padgett (D)
- 1,333 style="font-weight: normal;">
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style="font-weight: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 51);">Thomas
E. Wright (D, Incumbent)
- 2,788

style="font-style: italic;">Winner faces style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: normal;">Sheila Roberts (R) style="font-weight: normal;">

District 22 (Bladen, Cumberland)


Edd Nye (D, Incumbent)
- 3,826 style="font-weight: normal;">
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William Brisson (D)
- 3,890

style="font-style: italic;">No Republican Opponent

District 25 (Nash)


style="font-weight: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 51);">Carnell
Taylor (D)
- 1,598 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Dennis Nielson (D)
- 1,142

style="font-style: italic;">Winner faces style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: normal;">Bill Daughtridge (R, Incumbent) style="font-weight: normal;">

District 27 (Northampton, Vance, Warren)


Anthony Butler (D)
- 1,829 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Howard Ervin (D)
- 698 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Michael H. Wray (D, Incumbent)

- 8,403

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District 29 (Durham)


Angela V. Langley (D)
- 607 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Larry D. Hall (D)
- 2,223 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Mary D. Jacobs (D)
- 1,563 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Sandy Ogburn (D)
- 1,918 style="font-weight: normal;">
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T. Brock Winslow (D)
- 1,090

style="font-style: italic;">No Republican Opponent

District 38 (Wake)

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Deborah K. Ross (D, Incumbent)

- 2,183
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Demian Dellinger (D)
- 105

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District 40 (Wake)

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Marilyn Avila (R)
- 2,019 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Rick Eddins (R, Incumbent)
- 1,057

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District 41 (Wake)


Chris Mintz (D)
- 493 style="font-weight: normal;"> style="font-weight: normal;">
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Ty Harrell (D)
- 1,539

style="font-weight: normal;">Winner faces J. Russell Capps
(R, Incumbent)
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District 43 (Cumberland)


Elmer Floyd (D)
- 1,129 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Mary E. McAllister (D, Incumbent)

- 1,674

style="font-style: italic;">No Republican Opponent

District 51 (Harnett, Lee)


Bobby Ray Hall (R)
- 750 style="font-weight: normal;"> style="font-weight: normal;">
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Tim McNeill (R)
- 1,089

style="font-style: italic;">Winner faces style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: normal;">Jimmy Love Sr. (D) style="font-weight: normal;">

District 52 (Moore)

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Joe Boylan (R)
- 4,440 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Richard T. Morgan (R, Incumbent)

- 4,151

style="font-style: italic;">No Democratic Opponent

District 57 (Guilford)


Joseph W. Rahenkamp (R)
- 291 style="font-weight: normal;">
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style="font-weight: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 51);">Ron
Styers (R)
- 528

style="font-weight: normal;">Mary Price "Pricey" Harrison
(D, Incumbent)
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District 67 (Montgomery, Stanly)

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David Almond (R, Incumbent)
- 2,281 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Justin P. Burr (R)
- 1,056

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District 70 (Randolph)

style="font-weight: normal; background-color: rgb(102, 255, 255);">Pat
B. Hurley (R)
- 1,317 style="font-weight: normal;">
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style="font-weight: normal; background-color: rgb(102, 255, 255);">Jim
S.
Parker (R)
- 1,310 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Lou Burrow Wilson (R)
- 1,114

style="font-style: italic;">Winner faces style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: normal;">Hampton "Happy" Spivey (D) style="font-weight: normal;">

District 79 (Davie, Iredell)


Frank Mitchell (R)
- 0 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Julia Craven Howard (R, Incumbent)

- 3,823

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District 84 (Avery, Caldwell, Mitchell, Yancey)


Charles Monroe Buchanan (R)
- 3,300 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Phillip Frye (R, Incumbent)
- 6,656

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District 92 (Iredell, Surry, Yadkin)

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George Holmes (R, Incumbent)

- 3,659
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Yancy St. John (R)
- 1,335

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District 93 (Ashe, Watauga)


Dan
Hense (R)
- 1,277 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Gene Wilson (R, Incumbent)
- 4,380

style="font-style: italic;">Winner faces style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: normal;">Cullie Tarleton (D) style="font-weight: normal;">

District 94 (Wilkes)


Barry Brown (R)
- 1,801 style="font-weight: normal;">
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style="font-weight: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 51);">R.
Tracy Walker (R, Incumbent)
- 2,835

style="font-style: italic;">Winner faces style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: normal;">Judith Barlow Porter (D) style="font-weight: normal;">

District 95 (Iredell)


C. Robert Brawley (R)
- 1,387 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Karen Ray (R, Incumbent)
- 1,523

style="font-style: italic;">No Democratic Opponent

District 98 (Mecklenburg)


John W. Rhodes (R, Incumbent)
- 1,060 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Thom Tillis (R)
- 1,805

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District 103 (Mecklenburg) style="font-weight: normal;">
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Jim Gulley (R, Incumbent)
- 722 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Larry Hale (R)
- 323

style="font-style: italic;">Winner faces style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: normal;">Everette A. Passaly (D) style="font-weight: normal;">

District 115 (Buncombe)


Bill Reynolds (R)
- 528 style="font-weight: normal;"> style="font-weight: normal;">
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Eric Gorny (R)
- 724

style="font-style: italic;">Winner faces style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: normal;">D Bruce Goforth (D, Incumbent) style="font-weight: normal;">

District 116 (Buncombe)


Bill Porter (R)
- 627 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Charles C. Thomas (R)
- 882

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Doug Jones (D)
- 1,605 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Gregory L. Cathcart (D)
- 177 style="font-weight: normal;">
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James Latimore (D)
- 388 style="font-weight: normal;">
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Jim F. Hughes (D)
- 938

District 117 (Henderson)


C. Shannon Baldwin (R) - 2,253

Carolyn
K. Justus (R, Incumbent)
- 6,756

Winner faces Gordon
Hoots (D)

Comments

Poor Recruiting by NC Democratic Party

There are an awful lot of Republican seats with no Democratic party opposition in November - 8 in the list above. What is wrong with the NC Dems? We can't win seats that we don't contest.

I think there's a lot of missed opportuities there in November. The NC Dems need a 100-county strategy to match the national party's 50-state strategy.

I don't really disagree,

But I also figure that resources are finite. If there are districts in which a Democrat will never get elected, it really only makes sense to run someone there if you have money to spend in forcing the NCGOP to spend money.

GOP Incumbents Going Down = Missed Chance for Dems

I know resources are limited, but how much does it cost to at least put up a fight by getting a name on the ballot?

If a GOP nutcase wins a primary - and I think we would agree that is a real possibility - and there is not even a Dem in opposition in Novemebr, we are just handing a 2-year seat in the Legislature to whomever the nutty Republicans picked today.

With several GOP incumbents going down tonight, we have missed a shot at potentially competitive seats. In a year that is shaping up so well for Democrats, that is a shame.

I agree that we should work on this

for 2008. A Democrat in every district. You don't have to raise a lot of money, just go out and knock on doors. Increase turnout by 5% in your district to help out against Dole and Presidential Race.

Lance, Anglico

Are these Republican upsets via Pope donations?

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Wanna know what apathy is?

Republican turnout in some of the districts in Charlotte. In the first one I checked (the one I worked last night) it was under 3%. That didn't further the cause of GOP judicial candidates.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I'm with Todd on Dem no-shows

Even a half-assed effort by a Dem challenger in some of these races could have made a huge difference.

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Robert, I don't know where Pope's money went, except to defeat Morgan.

Yes, and (probably) yes.

Avila/Eddins was completely off my radar, but yeah, it looks like Pope was buying anti-Eddins ads.

Blust and Pope are relatively ideologically aligned, but worthier pundits than I have pointed to the influence of Ginny Foxx in that race. So, yeah, probably there was PopeCo money there, but it doesn't seem as clear cut to me as some of the other internecine NCGOP conflicts.

dist 41

I knew Harrell would beat Mintz...but wow, what a margin! I can only hope he carries this momentum against Capps!

Dist 29 - Sandy Ogburn

I was glad to see Sandy Ogburn make the Dist 29 runoff - now she needs to win. She is a great candidate that deserves our support.