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North Carolina State Board of Elections
2008 North Carolina Congressional and Statewide Primary 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: June 24, 2008
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
President, 56.0% in '04 for Bush, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
U.S. Sen. Barack H. Obama (D-IL) 56.3%,
U.S. Sen. Hillary R. Clinton (D-NY) 41.5%, ex-U.S. Sen. Maurice "Mike" Gravel (D-AK) 0.8%, No Preference 1.4%,
U.S. Sen. John S. McCain, III (R-AZ) 74.0%,
ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) 12.2%, U.S. Rep. Ronald E. "Ron" Paul (R-TX) 7.2%, No Preference 4.0%, ex-Amb. Alan L. Keyes (R-MD) 2.6%,
Libertarian nominee
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: Lean Democrat, Louis Jacobson's Rundown: Worth Watching, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic,
Lt. Gov. Beverly M. "Bev" Perdue (D) 56.1%,
Treas. Richard H. Moore (D) 39.9%, retired USAF Col. Dennis Nielsen (D) 4.0%,
Mayor Patrick L. "Pat" McCrory (R) 46.2%,
St. Sen. Fred Smith (R) 36.9%, attorney William M. "Bill" Graham (R) 9.3%, ex-NC Sup. Court Justice Robert F. "Bob" Orr (R) 6.7%, farmer E. L. Powers (R) 0.9%,
prof. Michael Munger (L),
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) 45.5%,
attorney Hampton Dellinger (D) 33.9%, Mayor Patrick U. "Pat" Smathers (D) 13.7%, Winston-Salem City Councilman Daniel V. "Dan" Besse (D) 7.0%,
St. Sen. Robert Pittenger (R) 59.1%,
attorney / ex-St. Rep. '04 nominee / '02 Senate candidate James E. "Jim" Snyder, Jr. (R) 18.9%, '02 Senate candidate / '04 candidate scientist Timothy Cook (R) 12.0%, '02 & '04 congressional nominee security consultant Greg Dority (R) 10.0%,
Attorney General, 55.6% in '04, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Roy A. Cooper III (D), Attorney Bobby J. "Bob" Crumley (R),
Secretary of State, 57.3% in '04, 3nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic
Elaine F. Marshall (D), attorney Jack Sawyer (R),
Treasurer, 54.5% in '04, 2nd term, Richard H. Moore (D) running Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Sen. Janet Cowell (D) 46.9%,
Co. Comm'r. David Young (D) 35.9%, '96 candidate / activist Michael Weisel (D) 17.2%,
St. Rep. William G. "Bill" Daughtridge (R),
Auditor, 50.4% in '04, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican
CPA Beth A. Wood (D) 64.3%,
ex-St. Deputy Trans. Sec. Frederick "Fred" Aikens (D) 35.7%,
Leslie "Les" Merritt (R),
Agriculture Commissioner, 50.04% in '04, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican
J. Ronald "Ronnie" Ansley (D), Steven W. "Steve" Troxler (R),
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) 56.3%,
attorney David C. Smith (D) 43.7%,
John Odom (R), Mark McMains (L),
Labor Commissioner, 52.1% in '04, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-teacher Mary Fant Donnan (D) 27.6%, John C. Brooks (D) 24.3%,
Robin Anderson (D) 24.1%, Tyrone "Ty" Richardson (D) 24.0%,
Cherie Killian Berry (R),
School Superintendent, 50.1% in '04, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
June St. Clair Atkinson (D) 53.1%,
president of the N.C. Association of Educators Eddie Davis (D) 46.9%,
ex-House Speaker Richard T. Morgan (R) 51.3%,
Eric H. Smith (R) 24.6%, PR consultant Josiah V. "Joe" Johnson (R) 24.1%,
Senator, 53.6% in '02, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Robert Novak: Likely Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Clear Advantage Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican,
St. Sen. Kay R. Hagan (D) 60.2%,
investment banker James W. "Jim" Neal, Jr. (D) 18.0%, '04 judge candidate / Marcus W. Williams (D) 12.6%, truck driver Duskin C. Lassiter (D) 4.6%, podiatrist Howard Staley (D) 4.5%,
Elizabeth Dole (R) 89.9%,
'93 independent Gov. candidate / ex-NYC police officer Peter J. "Pete" Di Lauro (R) 10.1%,
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), businessman William A. "Dean" Stephens (R),
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), contractor Danny E. "Dan" Mansell (R),
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) 69.5%,
consultant Marshall Adame (D) 30.5%,
Walter B. Jones Jr. (R) 59.5%,
ex-Co. Comm'r. Joseph R. "Joe" McLaughlin (R) 40.5%,
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), businessman William "B. J." Lawson (R) 70.7%,
Orange Co. GOP chair Sung-Uk "Augustus" Cho (R) 29.3%,
5th Congressional District, 57.2% in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
teacher Roy Carter (D) 50.3%,
businesswomen / ex-Co. Comm'r. Diane Hamby (D) 49.7%,
Virginia Foxx (R),
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) 61.2%,
businessman Johnny J. Carter (D) 28.4%, House painter / musician Jayson "Jay" Ovittore (D) 10.4%,
Howard Coble (R),
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), pilot / Iraqi War vet. Will Breazeale (R),
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: Lean Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss up / Tilt Republican, DCCC Target,
'06 nominee / ex-textile worker / teacher Larry Kissell (D), Robert C. "Robin" Hayes (R), Thomas Hill (L),
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) 58.5%,
environmental engineer Ross V. Overby (D) 41.5%,
Suellen "Sue" Myrick (R) 92.2%,
Jack Stratton (R) 7.8%,
10th Congressional District, 61.8% in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
Ass't. DA Daniel Johnson (D) 60.2%,
businessman Andrew S. "Steve" Ivester (D) 39.8%,
Patrick T. McHenry (R) 67.1%,
retired Air Force military trial judge Lance Sigmon (R) 32.9%,
engineer Bryan Greene (C),
11th Congressional District, 53.8% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, NRCC Target,
J. Heath Shuler (D), Asheville City Councilor Carl Mumpower (R) 48.1%,
activist Charles Spencer "Spence" Campbell, Jr. (R) 42.3%, attorney / '06 candidate John C. Armor (R) 9.6%,
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), retiree Tyrus R. "Ty" Cobb, Jr. (R),
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) 88.7%,
organic farmer Derald Hafner (D) 11.3%,
ex-St. Sen. Hugh Webster (R),
Run-Off Primary,
Labor Commissioner, 52.1% in '04, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-teacher Mary Fant Donnan (D) 67.9%,
John C. Brooks (D) 32.1%,
Cherie Killian Berry (R),

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
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party


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