2010 Primary Results
Special Report - May 5, 2010
Every incumbent member of the North Carolina Congressional delegation and State Senate running in the May 4 primary election won their races to go on to the November 2 general election. Five sitting members of the North Carolina State House running for reelection failed to win their primaryPearl Burris-Floyd (RGaston), Bruce Goforth (DBuncombe), Earl Jones (DGuilford), Nick Mackey (DMecklenburg), and Ronnie Sutton (DRobeson). Both of the sitting Court of Appeals judges whose seats are up for reelection and had a primaryAnn Marie Calabria and Rick Elmorewill move onto the general election. Calabria will face off against Jane Gray, while Elmore will face Steven Walker.
Still, with little more than 14 percent of registered North Carolina voters turning up at the polls, several primaries without an incumbent candidate require a run-off election on June 22 to make a final determination of which candidate will run in the general election. Most notably, Elaine Marshall and Cal Cunningham will continue to campaign for the opportunity to challenge Senator Richard Burr. Tim D’Annunzio and Harold Johnson will face off to decide who will take on Larry Kissell in the 8th Congressional district election. Scott Cumbie and Greg Dority are running for the opportunity to challenge Mel Watt for the 12th Congressional district seat. Republicans in the 13th Congressional district, currently held by Brad Miller, will choose between Bill Randall and Bernie Reeves in a runoff.
Eric Mansfield and Lula Crenshaw will continue to compete for the Democratic nomination to run in NC Senate district 21, which is being vacated by Larry Shaw. Republicans in NC Senate District 47 will have to vote in a runoff to choose between Ralph Hise and Andy Webb to challenge sitting Sen. Joe Sam Queen.
The North Carolina Family Policy Council will be preparing a complete Voter Guide for the 2010 November 2 general election that will be available in October. The more than 200 candidates whose districts did not have at least one primary will be receiving our questionnaire in the coming weeks, asking for their position on issues including marriage, abortion, charter schools, gambling and more. We will then make all the general election candidate responses available to voters statewide in a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) approved print and online version of our voter guide.
The only complete list of election results we have found today is at the North Carolina FreeEnterprise Foundation. You can access their homepage for election information and commentary and the election results.
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