Monday, March 21, 2016

NC Filings for Congressional Seats

Filing for the redrawn U.S. Congressional seats in North Carolina opened the day after the March 15 primary, and there's a lot of action across the state, with likely primaries on both Democratic and Republican sides. Here are the latest updates (including the NC Supreme Court seat currently held by Bob Edmunds, whose skin the General Assembly has tried to spare by passing the "retention election" bill, currently in litigation. Apparently, the State Board of Elections is allowing contenders to file for Edmunds' seat on the Court, though the legality of the retention election still hasn't been settled).

2nd District (Renee Ellmers’ seat): Incumbent Republicans Renee Ellmers and George Holding, who will face off as a result of their districts being dramatically changed

3rd District (Walter Jones’ seat): Republican Phil Law

4th District (David Price’s seat): Incumbent Democrat David Price, Republicans Sue Googe and Teiji Kimball

5th District (Virginia Foxx’s seat): Republican Pattie Curran and Democrat Jim Roberts

7th District (David Rouzer’s seat): Democrat J. Wesley Casteen

8th District (Richard Hudson’s seat): Republican Tim D’Annunzio

9th District (Robert Pittenger’s seat): Republican Robert Pittenger, Republican Todd Johnson and Democrat Christian Cano

10th District (Patrick McHenry’s seat): Republican Patrick McHenry and Democrat Andy Millard

11th District (Mark Meadows’ seat): Democrat Tom Hill

12th District (Alma Adams' seat): Democrats Alma Adams, Tricia Cotham, Rodney Moore, and Malcolm Graham and Republican Leon Threatt

13th District (George Holding’s seat): Republican John Blust and Democrat Bruce Davis

N.C. Supreme Court: Incumbent Bob Edmunds and Sabra Faires (Sabra Faires is the chief plaintiff in the suit to void the retention election innovation)

Dr. Greg Brannon, who just lost his primary bid against incumbent U.S. Senator Dick Burr and in 2014 lost his primary bid against eventual U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, has filed to run in the 2nd Congressional District. Headline: "Brannon Lowers Sights."

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