While on a stop
through New Hanover County on North Carolina Primary Election Day, United
States House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 GOP candidate David
Rouzer said he had a good feeling about his race against New Hanover County
Commission Chairman Woody White. That feeling turned into reality at roughly
10:20 p.m. when Rouzer received a phone call from White conceding the race.
“All day we were
seeing the support and it turned out to be a great night,” Rouzer said by
telephone on Tuesday, May 6. “Woody called to offer his congratulations to me
and Woody is a great fella, and I told him I would look forward to catching up
with him soon.”
With around 99
percent of the statewide precincts reporting, Rouzer accumulated 53 percent of
the vote to White’s 40 percent. In White’s home county of New Hanover he led
Rouzer 59 percent to 33 percent.
In looking ahead
to his November race against White’s fellow New Hanover County Commissioner
Jonathan Barfield—who won his race for the democratic District 7 primary—Rouzer
said he would focus on getting his vision out for the United States government
as a whole and the counties he would represent.
“The big thing I
am going to focus on is the message for getting out government back to the
founding principles of free enterprise, individual liberty and economic
freedom,” he said. “We also need to find a long-term funding source for inlet
dredging and funding for beach renourishment.”
opponent in the November elections, Jonathan Barfield, said his race against
Walter Martin Jr. turned out how he expected.
“I feel awesome
and now it is time to focus on November,” Barfield said by phone on Tuesday,
May 6. “I am putting the Barfield team together to spread my message and we have
had great support from across the counties.”
and Barfield in a race for a seat on Capitol Hill in November will be United
States Senate candidates Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis.
North Carolina Speaker of the House of Representatives, won his primary race by
approximately 90,000 votes over runner up and Tea Party activist Greg Brannon.
Hagan won by an even larger margin, accumulating just more than 77 percent of
the votes. In a statement released after her victory, Hagan said the upcoming
choice between herself and Tillis was an easy one.
has spent his time in Raleigh pushing a special interest agenda that has rigged
the system against middle class families,” Hagan stated. “North Carolinians
know that I am the only candidate in this race who will put our state’s needs
ahead of what the special interests want.”
Tillis and Hagan for the senate seat on the November ballot will be libertarian
candidate Sean Haugh, who defeated Tim D’Annunzio in the primary election by
just more than 20 percent.
In the race
for the North Carolina District 3 seat in the United States House of
Representatives, incumbent Walter Jones defeated Taylor Griffin and Al “Big Al”
Novinec by collecting 51 percent of the votes.
As for the
North Carolina State Senate seats, Republican District 9 candidate Michael Lee
established and maintained a large lead over Michael Burns and Justin LaNasa.
With not all
of the precincts reported by around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, Lee said he was
not ready to make a victory statement in spite of collecting 80 percent of the
votes at that time.
“So far it looks
great but you never know until it is all over,” Lee said by phone.
In a closer
race, North Carolina Senate District 8 Democratic candidate Ernie Ward defeated
Danny Hefner by just more than 1,300 votes.