The Green Papers: North Carolina 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
First Primary: Tuesday 2 May 2006
Second Primary (Runoff): Tuesday 30 May 2006 (cancelled)
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:15(2.79% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:13(2.99% of 435)
2000 Census:8,067,673 (2.86% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):5,797,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):5,122,123
Capital:Raleigh
Tuesday 2 May 2006 polling hours 6:30a EDT (1030 UTC) to 7:30p EDT (2330 UTC) / 8:30p EDT (0030 UTC). NORTH CAROLINA allows its County Boards of Elections to decide whether to keep polls open until 8:30 p.m. EDT but, outside of metropolitan areas, this local option is not often utilized and so 7:30 p.m. EDT is the networks' earliest time of projection beacuse the vast majority of that state's polls will have closed by that hour.
Tuesday 30 May 2006 polling hours 6:30a EDT (1030 UTC) to 7:30p EDT (2330 UTC) / 8:30p EDT (0030 UTC). NORTH CAROLINA allows its County Boards of Elections to decide whether to keep polls open until 8:30 p.m. EDT but, outside of metropolitan areas, this local option is not often utilized and so 7:30 p.m. EDT is the networks' earliest time of projection beacuse the vast majority of that state's polls will have closed by that hour.
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 6:30a EST (1130 UTC) to 7:30p EST (0030 UTC) / 8:30p EST (0130 UTC). NORTH CAROLINA allows its County Boards of Elections to decide whether to keep polls open until 8:30 p.m. EST but, outside of metropolitan areas, this local option is not often utilized and so 7:30 p.m. EST is the networks' earliest time of projection beacuse the vast majority of that state's polls will have closed by that hour.
 

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North Carolina State and Local Government


The vote counts on this page reflect the certified results as of 17 December 2006.



NORTH CAROLINA PRIMARY

Tuesday 2 May 2006

NORTH CAROLINA PRIMARY Returns from an official source
NORTH CAROLINA PRIMARY Results from a media source

As every candidate in the contested races below covered by 'The Green Papers' received at least 40% of the vote in this Primary, there will be no Runoffs for the nominations to these offices on Tuesday 30 May.

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

All races involving an Incumbent are in boldface and also marked with an asterisk (*)

  • CD 4:
    • Democrats have re-nominated David Price*
  • CD 5:
    • Democrats have nominated Roger Sharpe
  • CD 8:
    • Democrats have nominated Larry Kissell
  • CD 11:
    • Democrats have nominated Heath Shuler
    • Republicans have re-nominated Charles Taylor*
  • CD 13:
    • Republicans have nominated Vernon Robinson
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator Elizabeth H. Dole
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Richard M. Burr
First elected: 2004.
(also served in U.S. House- first elected: 1994; re-elected: 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002.)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Mike Easley
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Beverly Eaves Perdue
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Democratic (6 Renominated);
7 Republican (7 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman G. K. Butterfield
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected in Special Election, 20 July 2004, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Frank W. Ballance, Jr.- effective 11 June 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman G. K. Butterfield
 ** Uncontested Race **
  Elected Democratic 82,510 100.00% Congressman G. K. Butterfield
FEC: $387,424
Total 82,510 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Bob Etheridge
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Bob Etheridge
  Elected Democratic 85,993 66.53% Congressman Bob Etheridge
FEC: $907,474
  Candidate Republican 43,271 33.47% Danny Eugene "Dan" Mansell
FEC: $61,692
Total 129,264 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr.
  Elected Republican 99,519 68.64% Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr.
FEC: $553,971
  Candidate Democratic 45,458 31.36% Craig Peter Weber
FEC: $65,716
Total 144,977 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman David E. Price
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Returned to House: 1996
[previously served in House]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman David E. Price
  Elected Democratic 127,340 64.99% Congressman David E. Price
FEC: $931,155
  Candidate Republican 68,599 35.01% Steven D. Acuff
FEC: $55,680
Total 195,939 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Virginia Foxx
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Virginia Foxx
  Elected Republican 96,138 57.16% Congressman Virginia Foxx
FEC: $1,408,198
  Candidate Democratic 72,061 42.84% Roger Dean Sharpe
FEC: $138,998
Total 168,199 100.00%  

CD 6
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman John Howard "Howard" Coble
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman John Howard "Howard" Coble
  Elected Republican 108,433 70.83% Congressman John Howard "Howard" Coble
FEC: $457,914
  Candidate Democratic 44,661 29.17% Rory Powell Blake
FEC: $14,670
Total 153,094 100.00%  

CD 7
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Mike McIntyre
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Mike McIntyre
  Elected Democratic 101,787 72.80% Congressman Mike McIntyre
FEC: $901,698
  Candidate Republican 38,033 27.20% Shirley Davis
FEC: $26,224
Total 139,820 100.00%  

CD 8
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Robert Cannon "Robin" Hayes
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Congressman Robert Cannon "Robin" Hayes
  Elected Republican 60,926 50.14% Congressman Robert Cannon "Robin" Hayes
FEC: $2,438,745
  Candidate Democratic 60,597 49.86% Lawrence Webb "Larry" Kissell
FEC: $806,242
Total 121,523 100.00%  

CD 9
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Sue Myrick
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Sue Myrick
  Elected Republican 106,206 66.53% Congressman Sue Myrick
FEC: $1,287,147
  Candidate Democratic 53,437 33.47% William "Bill" Glass
FEC: $13,760
Total 159,643 100.00%  

CD 10
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Patrick T. McHenry
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Patrick T. McHenry
  Elected Republican 94,179 61.80% Congressman Patrick T. McHenry
FEC: $1,464,716
  Candidate Democratic 58,214 38.20% Richard Clyde Carsner, Jr.
FEC: $22,726
Total 152,393 100.00%  

CD 11
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Charles H. Taylor
First elected: 1990
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Toss-up - Leans slightly Democratic. Republican Congressman Charles H. Taylor vs. Democratic Joseph Heath "Heath" Shuler
  Elected Democratic 124,972 53.79% Joseph Heath "Heath" Shuler
FEC: $1,850,365
  Candidate Republican 107,342 46.21% Congressman Charles H. Taylor
FEC: $4,397,723
Total 232,314 100.00%  

CD 12
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Melvin L. "Mel" Watt
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Melvin L. "Mel" Watt
  Elected Democratic 71,345 67.01% Congressman Melvin L. "Mel" Watt
FEC: $503,513
  Candidate Republican 35,127 32.99% Ada M. Fisher
FEC: $444,042
Total 106,472 100.00%  

CD 13
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Ralph Bradley "Brad" Miller
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Ralph Bradley "Brad" Miller
  Elected Democratic 98,540 63.71% Congressman Ralph Bradley "Brad" Miller
FEC: $1,771,007
  Candidate Republican 56,120 36.29% Vernon Lucius Robinson, III
FEC: $2,049,621
Total 154,660 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Treasurer Richard Hancock Moore
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Republican Auditor Leslie "Les" Merritt
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Insurance Commissioner James E. "Jim" Long
First elected: 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Commissioner of Labor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Republican Labor Commissioner Cherie Killian Berry
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Public Instruction Superintendent June Atkinson
First elected 2004 in a contested election which was decided by the State Legislature August 2005
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 13 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 12 incumbents, 12 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
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