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North Carolina State Board of Elections
2008 North Carolina Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: 2/29/08, Primary: 5/6/08, Presidential Primary: 5/6/08, Minor Party Filing Deadline: 6/1/08, Run-Off: 6/24/08, Independent Filing Deadline: 6/27/08, Write-in Deadline: 8/6/08, General Election 11/4/08,
Last Updated: December 16, 2008
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President, 56.0% in '04 for Bush, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: McCain, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-up,
U.S. Sen. Barack H. Obama (D-IL) 49.7%, U.S. Sen. John S. McCain, III (R-AZ) 49.4%, ex-U.S. Rep. Robert L. "Bob" Barr (L-GA) .6%,
write in votes 0.3%, Ralph Nader (WI-CT), ex-U.S. Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney (WI-GA), Brian P. Moore (WI-FL),
Governor, 55.6% in '04, 2nd term, Mike Easley (D) barred from third term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 4th Most Likely Governor to Switch Parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democrat, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Louis Jacobson's Rundown: Worth Watching, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up,
Lt. Gov. Beverly M. "Bev" Perdue (D) 50.3%, Mayor Patrick L. "Pat" McCrory (R) 46.9%, prof. Michael Munger (L) 2.8%,
Lt. Governor, 55.6% in '04, 2nd term, Beverly Eaves Perdue (D) running for Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Sen. Walter H. Dalton (D) 51.1%, St. Sen. Robert Pittenger (R) 45.9%, Phillip Rhodes (L) 3.0%,
Attorney General, 55.6% in '04, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Roy A. Cooper III (D) 61.1%, Attorney Bobby J. "Bob" Crumley (R) 38.9%,
Secretary of State, 57.3% in '04, 3nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic
Elaine F. Marshall (D) 56.8%, attorney Jack Sawyer (R) 43.2%,
Treasurer, 54.5% in '04, 2nd term, Richard H. Moore (D) ran Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Sen. Janet Cowell (D) 53.6%, St. Rep. William G. "Bill" Daughtridge (R) 46.4%,
Auditor, 50.4% in '04, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican
CPA Beth A. Wood (D) 53.6%, Leslie "Les" Merritt (R) 46.4%,
Agriculture Commissioner, 50.04% in '04, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican
J. Ronald "Ronnie" Ansley (D) 48.0%, Steven W. "Steve" Troxler (R) 52.0%,
Insurance Commissioner, 57.6% in '04, Jim Long (D) retiring,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
'04 nominee / ex-St. Rep. G. Wayne Goodwin (D) 51.6%, John Odom (R) 44.6%, Mark McMains (L) 3.8%,
write in votes 0.1%,
Labor Commissioner, 52.1% in '04, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-teacher Mary Fant Donnan (D) 49.4%, Cherie Killian Berry (R) 50.6%,
School Superintendent, 50.1% in '04, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
June St. Clair Atkinson (D) 53.7%, ex-House Speaker Richard T. Morgan (R) 46.3%,
Senator, 53.6% in '02, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 8th Most Likely Seats to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Robert Novak: Likely Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Democratic Takeover, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican,
St. Sen. Kay R. Hagan (D) 52.7%, Elizabeth Dole (R) 44.2%, '00 & '02 congressional nominee / '04 Lt. Gov. nominee / Rev. Christopher S. Cole (L) 3.1%,
write in votes 0.0%,
1st Congressional District, unopposed in '06 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
George "G. K." Butterfield (D) 70.3%, businessman William A. "Dean" Stephens (R) 29.7%,
2nd Congressional District, 66.5% in '06, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Bobby "Bob" Etheridge (D) 66.9%, contractor Danny E. "Dan" Mansell (R) 31.3%, Will Adkins (L) 1.8%,
3rd Congressional District, 68.7% in '06, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
meteorologist Craig Weber (D) 34.1%, Walter B. Jones Jr. (R) 65.9%,
4th Congressional District, 65.0% in '06, 6th / 10th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
David E. Price (D) 63.3%, businessman William "B. J." Lawson (R) 36.7%, '04 write-in candidate Maximillian Longley (L/WI),
5th Congressional District, 57.2% in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
teacher Roy Carter (D) 41.6%, Virginia Foxx (R) 58.4%,
6th Congressional District, 70.8% in '06, 12th term, might retire, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
physician Teresa Sue Bratton (D) 33.0%, Howard Coble (R) 67.0%,
7th Congressional District, 72.8% in '06, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Douglas C. "Mike" McIntyre (D) 68.8%, pilot / Iraqi War vet. Will Breazeale (R) 31.2%,
8th Congressional District, 50.1% in '06, 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss Up, DCCC Target,
'06 nominee / ex-textile worker / teacher Larry Kissell (D) 55.4%, Robert C. "Robin" Hayes (R) 44.6%,
9th Congressional District, 67.5% in '06, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
businessman Harry Taylor (D) 35.9%, Suellen "Sue" Myrick (R) 62.4%, Andy Grum (L) 1.7%,
10th Congressional District, 61.8% in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
Ass't. DA Daniel Johnson (D) 42.4%, Patrick T. McHenry (R) 57.6%, engineer Bryan Greene (C/WI),
11th Congressional District, 53.8% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democrat, Cook Political Report: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
J. Heath Shuler (D) 62.0%, Asheville City Councilor Carl Mumpower (R) 35.8%, Keith Smith (L) 2.2%,
12th Congressional District, 67.0% in '06, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Melvin "Mel" Watt (D) 71.6%, retiree Tyrus R. "Ty" Cobb, Jr. (R) 28.4%,
13th Congressional District, 63.7% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Brad Miller (D) 65.9%, ex-St. Sen. Hugh Webster (R) 34.1%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Roll Call's Outlook,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to North Carolina Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. North Carolina Media Links:
Asheboro Courier-Tribune
Chapel Hill News
Charlotte Observer
Durham Herald-Sun
Fayetteville Observer-Times
Gaston Gazette
Goldsboro News-Argus
Greensboro News & Record
Greenville Daily Reflector
Jacksonville Daily News
Mount Airy News
Mount Olive Tribune
New Bern Sun Journal
NewsLink.org: North Carolina
North Carolina Political Review
Raleigh News & Observer
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
Shelby Star
Southern Pines Pilot
Wilmington Morning Star
Wilson Daily Times
Winston-Salem Journal
WRAL TV-5


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