North Carolina Election Results 2012: McCrory wins governor’s race; Hudson tops Kissell for House seat; Romney gets narrow victory

November 7, 2012

Here is a summary of the election results in North Carolina: (View full map)

President

Mitt Romney secured a narrow victory in the Tar Heel state despite fierce efforts from the Obama camp, who won North Carolina by a margin of just 0.4 percent in 2008. Democrats poured significant resources into North Carolina, including holding the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte earlier this year. Democrats appeared to have toned down efforts in the state after that, and polls showed a consistent Romney lead. Despite a tighter-than-expected final margin of just two points, this proved more than enough to secure a Romney victory in this traditionally Republican state.

Governor

Republican Pat McCrory, the former mayor of Charlotte, claimed victory in the gubernatorial contest, a race he was strongly favored to win. Though eligible to stand for a second term, incumbent Democratic Governor Bev Perdue announced earlier this year she would not seek a second term. McCrory lost a tight race in 2008 to Perdue, but his growing political profile made him strong favorite for the 2012 race over Democrat challenger incumbent Lieutenant Governor Walter H. Dalton.

House

Redistricting hurt Democrats across several North Carolina House seats, leading to two incumbents – Reps. Brad Miller and Heath Shuler – retiring, both their seats picked up by Republicans. Rep. Larry Kissell attempted to defend his seat in the 8th District, but was defeated by Republican challenger Richard Hudson.

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