North Carolina Candidates for Governor, Election Race 2014

North Carolina Gubernatorial Candidates
North Carolina Candidates for Governor

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North Carolina Gubernatorial Deadlines

Primary: May 6, 2014

North Carolina Governor Election Race 2014

Republican Governor Candidates

Pat McCrory (R) Conservative

Democrat Governor Candidates for Governor North Carolina

Kenneth Spaulding (D)
Roy Cooper (D)

North Carolina Candidates for Congress

District 1:
G.K. Butterfield (D)
Dan Whittacre (D)
Arthur Rich (R)
Brent Shypulefski (R)

District 2:
Renee Ellmers (R)
Frank Roche (R)
Clay Aiken (D)
Keith Crisco (D)
Toni Morris (D)

District 3:
Walter Jones Jr. (R)
Taylor Griffin (R)
Al Novinec (R)
Marshall Adame (D)

District 4:
David Price (D)
Paul Wright (R)

District 5:
Virginia Foxx (R)
Philip Doyle (R) - Tea Party Activist
Josh Brannon (D)
Gardenia Henley (D)
Michael Holleman (D)
Will Stinson (D)

District 6:
Phil Berger Jr. (R)
Mike Causey (R)
Kenn Kopf (R)
Zack Matheny (R)
Jeff Phillips (R)
Charlie Sutherland (R)
Bruce VonCannon (R)
Mark Walker (R)
Don Webb (R)
Bruce Davis (D)
Laura Fjeld (D)

District 7:
Jonathan Barfield (D)
Walter Martin Jr. (D)
Chris Andrade (R)
David Rouzer (R)
Woody White (R)
J. Wesley Casteen (Libertarian)

District 8:
Richard Hudson (R)
Antonio Blue (D)

District 9:
Robert Pittenger (R)
Michael Steinberg (R)
Shawn Eckles (Independent)

District 10:
Patrick McHenry (R)
Richard Lynch (R)
Tate MacQueen (D)

District 11:
Mark Meadows (R)
Tom Hill (D)
Keith Ruehl (D)

District 12 - Special Election:
Alma Adams (D)
George Battle III (D)
Marcus Brandon (D)
Malcolm Graham (D)
James "Smuggie" Mitchell (D)
Curtis Osborne (D)
Vince Coakley (R)

District 12:
Alma Adams (D)
George Battle III (D)
Marcus Brandon (D)
Malcolm Graham (D)
James "Smuggie" Mitchell (D)
Curtis Osborne (D)
Rajive Kumar Patel (D)
Vince Coakley (R)
Leon Threatt (R)

District 13:
George Holding (R)
Brenda Cleary (D)
Virginia Conlon (D)
Arunava "Ron" Sanyal (D)



North Carolina History. What every North Carolina Governor Candidate should know:

During the first half of the nineteenth century, North Carolina remained a rural state, with no cities and few villages. Most whites operated small subsistence farms, but the eastern part of the state had a growing class of planters, especially after 1800 when cotton became highly profitable when using slave labor. Politically the state was highly democratic, as heated elections pitted the Democratic east versus the Whiggish west. After the firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861 North Carolina seceded from the United States and joined the Confederate States of America. More soldiers from North Carolina fought for the Confederacy during the American Civil War, than any other state, but few major battles were fought there. During the early years of Reconstruction, strides were made at integrating the newly freed slaves into society, however these were quickly overturned and North Carolina became a firm part of the Jim Crow South.

The Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s had many connections to North Carolina. Events such as the sit-in protest at the F.W. Woolworth's store in Greensboro would become a touchstone for the movement, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a central organization in the movement, was founded at Shaw University in Raleigh. In 1973, Clarence Lightner was elected as the first African-American mayor of a major southern city, also in Raleigh.