NC-Senate Class III Seat

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RaceTracker 2012 Congressional Election Dashboard
2012 House report  ยท 2012 Senate report
House: 435 seats Senate: 33 seats
GOP Dems Total GOP Dems Total
Confirmed primary challenges 5 2 7 5 5 10
Possible primary challenges 0 0 0 0 0 0
Open seats* 16 21 41 3 6 102
1. Includes Joe Lieberman, who is retiring from his Conn. senate seat.
This profile of North Carolina's Class III U.S. Senate seat, currently filled by Richard Burr, is part of the RaceTracker project.


Next election: 2016

Race status [edit race status]

Incumbent: Richard Burr
Incumbent running? Unconfirmed. [set incumbent status with form]
Primary challenge? Unknown. [set incumbent party with form]

Candidates [edit candidate list]
Links to names in blue have existing profiles, red links need someone to start one.

Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note
Richard Burr Republican Source March 12, 2010
Eddie Burks Republican Confirmed candidate Source March 12, 2010
Heath Shuler Democratic Out Source March 9, 2009
Kenneth Lewis Democratic Confirmed candidate Source May 6, 2009
Mike McIntyre Democratic Considering Source April 22, 2009
Elaine Marshall Democratic Considering Source July 20, 2009 Will announce her intentions in the fall
Bob Etheridge Democratic Considering Source August 19, 2009 Hopes to announce his decision in September

(Candidate classification criteria)

Results [edit election results]

2012 primary winners 2012 general election winner
Elaine Marshall, Richard Burr TBD

Last election: 2004

Incumbent: John Edwards


Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note
Richard Burr Republican Confirmed candidate (source needed)
Erskine Bowles Democratic Confirmed candidate (source needed)

(Candidate classification criteria)


Primary winners: Erskine Bowles, Richard Burr
General election winner: Richard Burr

Articles and resources

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External articles

Elections.DailyKos posts tagged "NC-Sen" (link)

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