US House depots in North Carolina hit decade high – Ballotpedia News
The deadline for applying for state or federal office in North Carolina was March 4. This year, 103 candidates are running for the 14 US House districts in North Carolina, including 60 Republicans, 40 Democrats, two Libertarians and one Independent. This represents 7.4 candidates per constituency, compared to 5.2 in 2020 and 5.0 in 2018.
Here are some other highlights from this year’s filings:
- This is the first election to be held under new district lines after the 2020 census. North Carolina was allocated 14 seats after the 2020 census, up from 13 seats in the last round after the 2010 census.
- Two members of the United States House delegation from North Carolina are running for re-election in a different district than the one they currently represent. Richard Hudson (R), who represents the 8th District, is running for re-election in the 9th District. Dan Bishop (R), who represents the 9th District, is up for re-election in the 8th District.
- Four seats are open, which means that no incumbent is showing up. In addition to the newly created 14th District, these are the seats of the 1st, 4th, and 13th Districts.
- Ted Budd (R), who currently represents the 13th district, is running for the US Senate rather than seeking re-election. GK Butterfield (D) and David Price (D), who represent the 1st and 4th districts respectively, are retiring from politics.
- This year’s four open seats are the highest since at least 2012. There were three open seats in 2020 and none in 2018.
- There are three districts this year where incumbents don’t face major challenges.
- Fifteen candidates showed up to run in the 11th District, more than any other. This figure includes eight Republicans, six Democrats and one Libertarian.
North Carolina’s US House primaries will take place on May 17. A candidate must obtain at least 30% of the votes plus one to win the primary. If no candidate reaches this threshold, the first two will qualify for a second round on July 26.