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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

NORTH CAROLINA

Race Summary

Senate    (2598 of 2608 precincts reporting)
Edwards (D) * 52%     Faircloth (R) 47%    
House 01    (258 of 258 precincts reporting)
Clayton (D) * 63%     Tyler (R) 37%    
House 02    (183 of 183 precincts reporting)
Etheridge (D) * 58%     Page (R) 42%    
House 03    (209 of 209 precincts reporting)
Williams (D) 38%     Jones (R) * 62%    
House 04    (201 of 201 precincts reporting)
Price (D) * 58%     Roberg (R) 42%    
House 05    (227 of 227 precincts reporting)
Robinson (D) 32%     Burr (R) * 68%    
House 06    (213 of 213 precincts reporting)
Coble (R) * 89%    
House 07    (231 of 231 precincts reporting)
McIntyre (D) * 92%    
House 08    (204 of 204 precincts reporting)
Taylor (D) 49%     Hayes (R) * 51%    
House 09    (179 of 189 precincts reporting)
Blake (D) 30%     Myrick (R) * 69%    
House 10    (248 of 248 precincts reporting)
Ballenger (R) * 86%    
House 11    (287 of 287 precincts reporting)
Young (D) 43%     Taylor (R) * 57%    
House 12    (176 of 176 precincts reporting)
Watt (D) * 56%     Keadle (R) 43%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:39 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

SENATE: Sen. Lauch Faircloth (R), a longtime Democrat first elected as a Republican in 1992, is seeking a second term. Trial attorney John Edwards (D) will challenge Faircloth.
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance


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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET


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SENATOR AND GOVERNOR NOT UP IN 1998

Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. (D), elected 1992; next election in 2000.
Sen. Jesse Helms (R), first elected 1972; next election in 2002.


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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (East; parts of Rocky Mount, Fayetteville, Greenville):
    Eva Clayton (inc.) (D); Ted Tyler (R)
  • CD2 (North central; parts of Durham, Rocky Mount):
    Bob Etheridge (inc.) (D); Dan Page (R)
  • CD3 (East; Goldsboro; part of Greenville; Outer Banks):
    Jon Williams (inc.) (D); Walter Jones (inc.) (R)
  • CD4 (Central; Raleigh; Chapel Hill):
    David Price (inc.) (D); Tom Roberg (R)
  • CD5 (Northwest; Winston-Salem):
    Mike Robinson (D); Richard Burr (inc.) (R)
  • CD6 (Central; part of Greensboro):
    No Democratic candidate; Howard Coble (inc.) (R)
  • CD7 (Southeast; part of Fayetteville):
    Mike McIntyre (inc.) (D); No Republican candidate
  • CD8 (South central; Kannapolis; part of Fayetteville):
    Mike Taylor (D); Robert "Robin" Hayes (R)
  • CD9 (West central; part of Charlotte):
    Rory Blake (D); Sue Myrick (inc.) (R)
  • CD10 (West; Hickory; Lincolnton):
    No Democratic challenger; Cass Ballenger (inc.) (R)
  • CD11 (West; Asheville):
    David Young (D); Charles Taylor (inc.) (R)
  • CD12 (The I-85 corridor; parts of Charlotte, Greensboro, Durham):
    Melvin Watt (inc.) (D); Scott Keadle (R)


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    PRIMARY DATE

    May 5

    Primary results


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    FILING DEADLINE

    July 20 (House seat filing)


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 2


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Democrat
    U.S. Senate: 2 Republicans
    U.S. House of Representatives: 6 Democrats; 6 Republicans
    State Senate: 30 Democrats; 20 Republicans
    State House of Representatives: 59 Democrats; 61 Republicans


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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: All 50 seat up
    House: All 120 seats up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    State Projected Voting Age Population: 5,519,000 (1996)
    Registered Voters: (4/98) 4,547,438

    Democrats: 2,394,935 53%
    Republicans: 1,540,836 34%
    Libertarian: 3,644 0.08%
    Unaffiliated: 608,023 13.4%

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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    14


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Dole won in 1996; Bush in 1992; Bush in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Reagan in 1980; Carter in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Nixon in 1968; Johnson in 1964; and Kennedy in 1960.

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1976

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    Dole 49%
    Clinton 44%
    Perot 7%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Bush 43.4%
    Clinton 42.7%
    Perot 13.7%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Bush 58%
    Dukakis 42%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 62%
    Mondale 38%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Reagan 49%
    Carter 47%
    Anderson 3%


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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:

    1996:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 7,323,000 (1996)
    (% of voting age population)

    White: 77.7%
    African American: 20.1%
    Asian: 0.7%
    Native American: 1.1%
    Other/Undeclared: 0.4%

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 1.1% of the voting population (from 1990 Census)


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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Raleigh
    State Nickname: Tar Heel State

    North Carolina remains a symbol of the "new South," with good economic growth and low unemployment. Population influx in the '80s gave the state its first new House seat in 60 years, but racial gerrymandering -- and some baiting -- also make the state a political hotbed. The state has voted Republican for president for the last 30 years, but Clinton had a respectable showing in 1996 and especially in 1992 (coming within less than a percentage point of George Bush). Both Republican Senators have among the most conservative voting records in Congress. The state's congressional delegation is evenly split. The state has produced some of the nastiest Senate races in the country: the Helms vs. Gov. Jim Hunt in 1984 (during Hunt's first tenure as governor); and, the 1990 Helms vs. former Charlotte mayor Harvey Gantt contest, as well as the 1996 rematch. Had Gantt won either of these hard fought races, he would have become the Tar Heel State's first African-American senator since Reconstruction.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    Government:

    North Carolina Secretary of State Home Page
    http://www.secstate.state.nc.us/secstate/
    North Carolina State Board of Elections
    http://www.sboe.state.nc.us/SBOE/
    North Carolina Gov. James Hunt's Home Page
    http://www.gov.state.nc.us/
    North Carolina State Senate
    http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/.html1997/senate/senate.html
    North Carolina State House of Representatives
    http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/.html1997/house/house.html

    News Media:

    CNN Affiliates

    WBTV (Charlotte)
    http://www.wbtv.com/news/news.htm
    WLOS (Asheville)
    http://www.wlos.com

    State Newspapers

    The News & Observer (Raleigh)
    http://www.news-observer.com
    The Charlotte Observer
    http://www.charlotte.com
    Winston-Salem Journal
    http://www.journalnow.com

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org
    Policy.com
    http://www.policy.com/


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    Updated: October 25, 1998



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