NORTH CAROLINA

Jones, Rouzer Beat Underdogs; Aiken’s Race Still Not Called

Jack Fitzpatrick
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Jack Fitzpatrick
May 7, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

Rep. Wal­ter Jones (R-NC 03) over­came a primary chal­lenge from former Bush ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cial Taylor Griffin (R), while state Sen. Dav­id Rouzer (R) won the Re­pub­lic­an nom­in­a­tion for re­tir­ing Rep. Mike McIntyre’s (D) NC-07 after a late boost from the U.S. Cham­ber of Com­merce, Amer­ic­an Ac­tion Net­work, and YG Net­work. State Rep. Alma Adams (D) also got an out­side spend­ing boost from EMILY’s List be­fore win­ning the Demo­crat­ic primary in NC-12.

Sing­er Clay Aiken’s (D) NC-02 primary race is still a toss-up, while Rep. Ren­ee Ellmers (R) won less than 60 per­cent in her primary there. And the GOP race for open NC-06 will head to a run­off.

Res­ults:

NC-02 (D) (Un­de­cided): 

Clay Aiken: 11,649 (41 per­cent)

Keith Crisco: 11,277 (40 per­cent)

Toni Mor­ris: 5,599 (20 per­cent)

This race still has not been called. Crisco is closely aligned with the state’s Demo­crat­ic Party es­tab­lish­ment, while Aiken “was gen­er­ally re­garded fa­vor­ably — if un­ex­pec­tedly — in form­al ap­pear­ances and meet-and-greets, where his abil­ity to ar­tic­u­late is­sues quickly proved his can­did­acy wasn’t a whim by an en­ter­tain­er look­ing for something in­ter­est­ing to do.” The win­ner will face Rep. Ren­ee Ellmers (R), who won her primary with 59 per­cent of the vote. (Raleigh News & Ob­serv­er)

NC-02 (R):

Ren­ee Ellmers: 21,387 (59 per­cent)

Frank Roche: 15,000 (41 per­cent)

NC-03 (R): 

Wal­ter Jones: 22,534 (51 per­cent)

Taylor Griffin: 19,937 (45 per­cent)

Al Nov­inec: 1,789 (4 per­cent)

“Griffin worked hard and had the sup­port of hawk­ish out­side groups who ran blis­ter­ing tele­vi­sion and ra­dio ads against Jones, and he picked up a a late en­dorse­ment from Sarah Pal­in.

“But it was prob­ably too late. Jones, with his deep ties to the dis­trict, sur­vived. Re­pub­lic­ans in North Car­o­lina, however, be­lieve Griffin scuffed Jones up enough to make him vul­ner­able in 2016. That’s if he doesn’t re­tire first.” (CNN)

NC-06 (R) (Run­off): 

Phil Ber­ger: 15,055 (34 per­cent)

Mark Walk­er: 11,085 (25 per­cent)

Za­ck Ma­th­eny: 5,034 (11 per­cent)

Bruce Von­Can­non: 5,032 (11 per­cent)

Jeff Phil­lips: 3,477 (8 per­cent)

Don Webb: 1,887 (4 per­cent)

Mike Cau­sey: 1,420 (3 per­cent)

Ken Kopf: 503 (1 per­cent)

Charlie Suth­er­land: 452 (1 per­cent)

Ber­ger and Walk­er will square off in a Ju­ly 15 run­off.

NC-07 (R): 

Dav­id Rouzer: 22,563 (53 per­cent)

Woody White: 17,302 (40 per­cent)

Chris An­drade: 2,983 (7 per­cent)

“Re­pub­lic­an Dav­id Rouzer gets an­oth­er chance to win the con­gres­sion­al dis­trict he lost two years ago by a razor-thin mar­gin to Demo­crat Mike McIntyre. Rouzer won Tues­day’s Re­pub­lic­an primary against Woody White and Chris An­drade in the 7th Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict. McIntyre is re­tir­ing rather than cam­paign again in the dis­trict, which fa­vors Re­pub­lic­ans.” (AP)

NC-07 (D):

Jonath­an Bar­field: 21,807 (58 per­cent)

Wal­ter Mar­tin: 15,524 (42 per­cent)

NC-12 (D):

Alma Adams: 15,199 (44 per­cent)

Mal­colm Gra­ham: 8,169 (24 per­cent)

George Battle: 4,335 (13 per­cent)

Mar­cus Brandon: 2,842 (8 per­cent)

Curtis Os­borne: 1,732 (5 per­cent)

James Mitchell: 1,772 (5 per­cent)

“In all like­li­hood, Adams will re­place (Rep. Melvin) Watt be­cause the dis­trict, which starts in Char­lotte and goes up In­ter­state 85 to Greens­boro, is heav­ily Demo­crat­ic.” (AP)

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