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2008 North Carolina Senate election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2008 North Carolina Senate election

← 2006 November 4, 2008 (2008-11-04) 2010 →

All 50 seats in the North Carolina Senate
26 (without Lieutenant Governor) seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Senator Marc Basnight.jpg
Phil Berger.jpg
Leader Marc Basnight Phil Berger
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 1, 1993 January 1, 2005
Leader's seat District 1 - Manteo District 26 - Rockingham
Last election 31 19
Seats won 30 20
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 1,821,994 1,769,130
Percentage 51.50 47.40

President pro tempore before election

Marc Basnight
Democratic

Elected President pro tempore

Marc Basnight
Democratic

The North Carolina Senate election of 2008 was held on November 5, 2008 to elect members to all fifty seats in the North Carolina Senate. The primary election was held on May 6, 2008 with a primary run-off occurring on June 24, 2008.

Results Summary

Party Candi-
dates
Votes Seats
No. % No. +/– %
Democratic Party 39 1,821,994 50.166% 30 Decrease1 60%
Republican Party 40 1,769,130 48.710% 20 Increase1 40%
Libertarian Party 8 40,813 1.124% 0 Steady 0%
Total 87 3,631,937 100.00% 50 Steady 100.00%
Senate seats
Democratic
60%
Republican
40%
Popular vote
Democratic
50.166%
Republican
48.710%
Libertarian
1.124%

Open seats that changed parties

Detailed Results

Districts 1-25

District 1

Incumbent Democrat President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight has represented the 1st district since 1985.

North Carolina Senate 1st district general election, 2008[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marc Basnight (incumbent) 62,661 100%
Total votes 62,661 100%
Democratic hold

District 2

Incumbent Republican Jean Preston has represented the 2nd district since 2007.

North Carolina Senate 2nd district general election, 2008[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jean Preston (incumbent) 51,117 61.61%
Democratic Greg D. Muse 31,849 38.39%
Total votes 82,966 100%
Republican hold

District 3

Incumbent Democrat Clark Jenkins has represented the 3rd district since 2003.

North Carolina Senate 3rd district general election, 2008[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clark Jenkins (incumbent) 57,703 100%
Total votes 57,703 100%
Democratic hold

District 4

Incumbent Democrat Ed Jones has represented the 4th district since 2007.

North Carolina Senate 4th district general election, 2008[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Jones (incumbent) 57,429 100%
Total votes 57,429 100%
Democratic hold

District 5

Incumbent Democrat John H. Kerr III has represented the 5th district and its predecessors since 1993.
Kerr didn't seek re-election and Democrat Donald G. Davis won the open seat.

North Carolina Senate 5th district general election, 2008[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald G. Davis 40,982 52.90%
Republican Louis Pate 36,493 47.10%
Total votes 77,475 100%
Democratic hold

District 6

Incumbent Republican Harry Brown has represented the 6th district since 2005.

North Carolina Senate 6th district general election, 2008[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harry Brown (incumbent) 38,139 100%
Total votes 38,139 100%
Republican hold

District 7

Incumbent Democrat Doug Berger has represented the 7th district since 2005.

North Carolina Senate 7th district general election, 2008[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Doug Berger (incumbent) 48,874 61.25%
Republican Chuck Stires 28,588 35.83%
Libertarian Kira Howe 2,331 2.92%
Total votes 79,793 100%
Democratic hold

District 8

Incumbent Democrat R. C. Soles Jr. has represented the 8th district and its predecessors since 1977.

North Carolina Senate 8th district general election, 2008[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic R. C. Soles, Jr. (incumbent) 47,905 48.66%
Republican Bettie Fennell 45,093 45.80%
Libertarian Rachel Joiner Merrill 5,454 5.54%
Total votes 98,452 100%
Democratic hold

District 9

Incumbent Democrat Julia Boseman has represented the 9th district since 2005.

North Carolina Senate 9th district general election, 2008[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Julia Boseman (incumbent) 50,516 51.67%
Republican Michael Lee 47,244 48.33%
Total votes 97,760 100%
Democratic hold

District 10

Incumbent Democrat Charles Albertson has represented the 10th district and its predecessors since 1993.

North Carolina Senate 10th district general election, 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Albertson (incumbent) 51,375 100%
Total votes 51,375 100%
Democratic hold

District 11

Incumbent Democrat A.B. Swindell has represented the 11th district and its predecessors since 2001.

North Carolina Senate 11th district general election, 2008[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic A. B. Swindell (incumbent) 59,461 100%
Total votes 59,461 100%
Democratic hold

District 12

Incumbent Republican Fred Smith has represented the 12th district since 2003.
Smith ran for Governor and Republican David Rouzer won the open seat.

North Carolina Senate 12th district general election, 2008[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Rouzer 44,261 51.93%
Democratic Kay Carroll 40,971 48.07%
Total votes 85,232 100%
Republican hold

District 13

Incumbent Democrat David Weinstein has represented the 13th district and its predecessors since 1997.

North Carolina Senate 13th district general election, 2008[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Weinstein (incumbent) 45,776 100%
Total votes 45,776 100%
Democratic hold

District 14

incumbent Democrat Vernon Malone has represented the 14th district since 2003.

North Carolina Senate 14th district general election, 2008[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vernon Malone (incumbent) 67,823 69.45%
Republican Carol Bennett 29,835 30.55%
Total votes 97,658 100%
Democratic hold

District 15

Incumbent Republican Neal Hunt has represented the 15th district since 2005.

North Carolina Senate 15th district general election, 2008[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Neal Hunt (incumbent) 56,873 52.83%
Democratic Chris Mintz (politician) 46,175 42.89%
Libertarian Jan MacKay 4,602 4.27%
Total votes 107,650 100%
Republican hold

District 16

Incumbent Democrat Janet Cowell has represented the 16th district since 2005.
Cowell ran for State Treasurer and Democrat Josh Stein won the open seat.

North Carolina Senate 16th district general election, 2008[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Josh Stein 58,357 60.82%
Republican John Alexander 37,586 39.18%
Total votes 95,943 100%
Democratic hold

District 17

Incumbent Republican Richard Stevens has represented the 17th district since 2003.

North Carolina Senate 17th district general election, 2008[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Stevens (incumbent) 75,311 81.20%
Libertarian Brian Irving 17,441 18.80%
Total votes 92,752 100%
Republican hold

District 18

Incumbent Democrat Bob Atwater has represented the 18th district since 2005.

North Carolina Senate 18th district general election, 2008[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Atwater (incumbent) 66,916 69.00%
Republican Roger Gerber 30,063 31.00%
Total votes 96,979 100%
Democratic hold

District 19

Incumbent Democrat Tony Rand has represented the 19th district and its predecessors since 1995.

North Carolina Senate 19th district general election, 2008[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Rand (incumbent) 57,027 100%
Total votes 57,027 100%
Democratic hold

District 20

Incumbent Democrat Floyd McKissick Jr. has represented the 20th district since 2007.

North Carolina Senate 20th district general election, 2008[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Floyd B. McKissick, Jr. (incumbent) 64,178 74.58%
Republican Ken Chandler 19,666 22.55%
Libertarian David C. Rollins 3,377 3.87%
Total votes 87,221 100%
Democratic hold

District 21

Incumbent Democrat Larry Shaw has represented the 21st district and its predecessors since 1995.

North Carolina Senate 21st district general election, 2008[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Larry Shaw (incumbent) 48,430 100%
Total votes 48,430 100%
Democratic hold

District 22

Incumbent Republican Harris Blake has represented the 22nd district since 2003.

North Carolina Senate 22nd district general election, 2008[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harris Blake (incumbent) 50,111 60.27%
Democratic Abraham Oudeh 33,033 39.73%
Total votes 83,144 100%
Republican hold

District 23

Incumbent Democrat Eleanor Kinnaird has represented the 23rd district and its predecessors since 1997.

North Carolina Senate 23rd district general election, 2008[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eleanor Kinnaird (incumbent) 62,192 70.90%
Republican Greg Bass 25,527 29.10%
Total votes 62,192 100%
Democratic hold

District 24

Incumbent Democrat Anthony "Tony" Foriest has represented the 24th district since 2007.

North Carolina Senate 24th district general election, 2008[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony "Tony" Foriest (incumbent) 38,539 52.51%
Republican Rick Gunn 34,854 47.49%
Total votes 73,393 100%
Democratic hold

District 25

Incumbent Democrat Bill Purcell has represented the 25th district and its predecessors since 1997.

North Carolina Senate 25th district general election, 2008[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Purcell (incumbent) 42,760 60.84%
Republican Janice B. Abernathy 27,519 39.16%
Total votes 70,279 100%
Democratic hold

Districts 26-50

District 26

Incumbent Republican Minority Leader Phil Berger has represented the 26th district since and its predecessors since 2001.

North Carolina Senate 26th district general election, 2008[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil Berger (incumbent) 65,392 100%
Total votes 65,392 100%
Republican hold

District 27

Incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan has represented the 27th district and its predecessors since 1999.
Hagan ran for the U.S Senate and Democrat Don Vaughan won the open seat.

North Carolina Senate 27th district general election, 2008[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Vaughan 59,609 68.75%
Republican Joe Wilson 27,100 31.25%
Total votes 86,709 100%
Democratic hold

District 28

Incumbent Democrat Katie G. Dorsett has represented the 28th district since 2003.

2008 North Carolina Senate District 28th district general election, 2008[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Katie Dorsett (incumbent) 61,911 100%
Total votes 61,911 100%
Democratic hold

District 29

Incumbent Republican Jerry Tillman has represented the 29th district since 2003.

North Carolina Senate 29th district general election, 2008[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Tillman (incumbent) 45,614 68.00%
Democratic Ronald Franklin 21,316 31.78%
Unaffiliated Write-ins 146 0.22%
Total votes 67,076 100%
Republican hold

District 30

Incumbent Republican Don East has represented the 30th district since 2005.

North Carolina Senate 30th district general election, 2008[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don East (incumbent) 52,754 100%
Total votes 52,754 100%
Republican hold

District 31

Incumbent Republican Pete Brunstetter has represented the 31st district since 2006.

North Carolina Senate 31st district general election, 2008[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Samuel (Pete) Brunstetter (incumbent) 65,201 100%
Total votes 65,201 100%
Republican hold

District 32

Incumbent Democrat Linda Garrou has represented the 32nd district and its predecessors since 1999.

North Carolina Senate 32nd district general election, 2008[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Garrou (incumbent) 57,672 100%
Total votes 57,672 100%
Democratic hold

District 33

Incumbent Republican Stan Bingham has represented the 33rd district and its predecessors since 2001.

North Carolina Senate 33rd district general election, 2008[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stan Bingham (incumbent) 61,387 100%
Total votes 61,387 100%

District 34

Incumbent Republican Andrew Brock has represented the 34th district since 2003.

North Carolina Senate 34th district general election, 2008[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andrew Brock (incumbent) 47,960 61.17%
Democratic John Carlyle Sherrill, III 30,443 38.83%
Total votes 78,403 100%
Republican hold

District 35

Incumbent Republican W. Edward Goodall has represented the 35th district since 2005.

North Carolina Senate District 35th district general election, 2008[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican W. Edward Goodall (incumbent) 75,025 100%
Total votes 75,025 100%
Republican hold

District 36

Incumbent Republican Fletcher L. Hartsell Jr. has represented the 36th district and its predecessors since 1991.

North Carolina Senate 36th district general election, 2008[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr. (incumbent) 50,052 56.81%
Democratic Charles Paxton 38,047 43.19%
Total votes 88,099 100%
Republican hold

District 37

Incumbent Democrat Dan Clodfelter has represented the 37th district and its predecessors since 1999.

North Carolina Senate 37th district general election, 2008[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Clodfelter (incumbent) 48,608 67.84%
Republican Vince Coscia 30,315 28.35%
Libertarian Rusty Sheridan 2,733 3.81%
Total votes 71,656 100%
Democratic hold

District 38

Incumbent Democrat Charlie Dannelly has represented the 38th district and its predecessors since 1995.

North Carolina Senate 38th district general election, 2008[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlie Dannelly (incumbent) 67,755 73.33%
Republican James R. Soder 22,056 23.87%
Libertarian C. Travis Wheat 2,588 2.80%
Total votes 92,399 100%
Democratic hold

District 39

Incumbent Republican Bob Rucho has represented the 39th district and its predecessors since 2008 and previously from 1997 to 2005.

North Carolina Senate 39th district general election, 2008[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Rucho (incumbent) 73,799 100%
Total votes 73,799 100%
Republican hold

District 40

Incumbent Democrat Maclom Graham has represented the 40th district since 2005.

North Carolina Senate 40th district general election, 2008[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Malcolm Graham (incumbent) 66,307 66.96%
Republican Ed Mulheren 32,711 33.04%
Total votes 99,018 100%
Democratic hold

District 41

Incumbent Republican James Forrester has represented the 41st district and its predecessors since 1991.

North Carolina Senate 41st district general election, 2008[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Forrester (incumbent) 67,211 100%
Total votes 67,211 100%
Republican hold

District 42

Incumbent Republican Austin Allran has represented the 42nd district and its predecessors since 1987.

North Carolina Senate 42nd district general election, 2008[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Austin Allran (incumbent) 59,574 100%
Total votes 59,574 100%
Republican hold

District 43

Incumbent Democrat David Hoyle has represented the 43rd district and its predecessors since 1993.

North Carolina Senate 43rd district general election, 2008[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Hoyle (incumbent) 35,838 51.47
Republican Kathy Harrington 33,791 48.53
Total votes 69,629 100%
Democratic hold

District 44

Incumbent Republican Jim Jacumin has represented the 44th district since 2005.

North Carolina 44th district general election, 2008[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Jacumin (incumbent) 41,320 57.88%
Democratic Jim Cates 27,782 38.92%
Libertarian Richard C. Evey 2,287 3.20%
Total votes 71,389 100%
Republican hold

District 45

Incumbent Democrat Steve Goss has represented the 45th district since 2007.

North Carolina Senate 45th district general election, 2008[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Goss (incumbent) 46,014 53.90%
Republican Jerry Butler 39,349 46.10%
Total votes 85,363 100%
Democratic hold

District 46

Incumbent Democrat Walter Dalton has represented the 46th district and its predecessors since 1997.
Dalton ran for Lieutenant Governor. Republican Debbie Clary won the open seat.

North Carolina Senate 46th district general election, 2008[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Debbie Clary 36,059 50.50%
Democratic Keith H. Melton 35,338 49.50%
Total votes 71,397 100%
Republican gain from Democratic

District 47

Incumbent Democrat Joe Sam Queen has represented the 47th district since 2007, and previously from 2003 to 2005.

North Carolina Senate 47th district general election, 2008[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Sam Queen (incumbent) 41,736 53.59%
Republican Keith Presnell 36,144 46.41%
Total votes 77,880 100%
Democratic hold

District 48

Incumbent Republican Tom Apodaca has represented the 48th district since 2003.

North Carolina Senate 48th district general election, 2008[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Apodaca (incumbent) 64,183 100%
Total votes 64,183 100%
Republican hold

District 49

Incumbent Democrat Majority Leader Martin Nesbitt has represented the 49th district since 2004.

North Carolina Senate 49th district general election, 2008[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Martin Nesbitt (incumbent) 56,150 65.64%
Republican R. L. Clark 29,391 34.36%
Total votes 85,541 100%
Democratic hold

District 50

Incumbent Democrat John Snow has represented the 50th district since 2005.

North Carolina Senate 50th district general election, 2008[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Snow (incumbent) 46,536 57.45%
Republican Susan C. Pons 34,462 42.55%
Total votes 80,998
Democratic hold

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