North Carolina

12 seats: 7R, 5D      R 55

Republicans' projected performance rose in every House district in 1996, and they appeared well-positioned to gain three seats in 1998. The state in 1998 drew new districts due to a voting rights suit, however, with an explicit goal to protect all incumbents. All incumbents indeed did win by more than 10%, but Republicans took the open seat. (NOTE: Due to this 1998 redistricting and the lack of presidential numbers for all districts, predictions are less precise than others in this report. Still, given the legislature's intent to protect incumbents, expect few surprises in 2000.)
 
  1. Eva Clayton (D), 1992 Landslide
  '98: 62 '96: 66 '94: 61 '92: 67 [D 65]
 
  2. Bob Etheridge (D), 1996 Vulnerable
  '98: 57 '96: 53 ['94: R 56 '92: D 54] [R 57]
 
  3. Walter Jones, Jr. (R), 1994 Landslide
  '98: 62 '96: 63 '94: 53 ['92: D 54] [R 57]
 
  4. David Price (D), 1996 Win*
  '98: 58 '96: 54 C ['94: R 50 '92: D 65] D [50-50]
 
  5. Richard Burr (R), 1994 Uncontested
  '98: 68 '96: 62 '94: 57 ['92: D 53] [R 58]
 
  6. Howard Coble (R), 1984 Uncontested
  '98: 89 U '96: 73 '94: 100 '92: 71 [R 66]
 
  7. Mike McIntyre (D), 1996 Win
  '98: 91 U '96: 53 ['94: D 52 '92: D 57] [R 55]
 
  8. Robert Hayes (R), 1998 Vulnerable
  '98: 51 ['96: D 55 '94: D 52 '92: D 58] [R 56]
 
  9. Sue Myrick (R), 1994 Landslide
  '98: 69 '96: 63 '94: 65 ['92: R 67]   [R 61]
 
  10. Cass Ballenger (R), 1986 Landslide
  '98: 86 U '96: 70 '94: 72 '92: 63 [R 68]
 
  11. Charles Taylor (R), 1990 Win
  '98: 57 '96: 58 '94: 60 '92: 55 [R 56]
 
  12. Melvin Watt (D), 1992 Comfortable
  '98: 56 '96: 71 '94: 66 '92: 70   [D 71]
 

North Carolina's results 1982 to 1998
Facts in Focus for North Carolina 1982 to 1998
 


 
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