United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 1996

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The United States House of Representative elections of 1996 in North Carolina were held on 5 November 1996 as part of the biennial election to the United States House of Representatives. All twelve seats in North Carolina, and 435 nation-wide, were elected.

The Democrats made strong gains, recouping much of the losses sustained in the Republican Revolution of 1994, in which the Republicans had gained four districts. In 1996, parties won six representatives from the state. Two Republican incumbents first elected in 1994 – Fred Heineman in the 4th district and David Funderburk in the 2nd – failed to hold their seats.

It is not to be confused with the election to the North Carolina House of Representatives, which was held on the same day.

Summary[edit]

1996 United States House of Representative elections in North Carolina – Summary
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Republican 6 0 2 –2 50.00 53.29 1,339,515
  Democratic 6 2 0 +2 50.00 45.18 1,135,731
  Libertarian 0 0 0 ±0 0 0.92 23,016
  Natural Law 0 0 0 ±0 0 0.60 15,189

Results[edit]

1996 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 1st District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eva M. Clayton (incumbent) 108,759 65.90
Republican Ted Tyler 54,666 33.13
Libertarian Todd Murphrey 1,072 0.65
Natural Law Joseph Boxerman 531 0.32
Turnout 165,028
1996 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 2nd District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bob Etheridge 113,820 52.54
Republican David Funderburk (incumbent) 98,951 45.68
Libertarian Mark Jackson 2,892 1.34
Natural Law Robert Argy, Jr. 966 0.45
Turnout 216,629
1996 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 3rd District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Walter B. Jones (incumbent) 118,159 62.66
Democratic George Parrott 68,887 36.53
Natural Law Edward Downey 1,533 0.81
Turnout 188,579
1996 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 4th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Price 157,194 54.39
Republican Fred Heineman (incumbent) 126,466 43.76
Libertarian David Allen Walker 4,132 1.43
Natural Law Russell Wollman 1,201 0.42
Turnout 288,993
1996 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 5th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Richard Burr (incumbent) 130,177 62.08
Democratic Neil Grist Cashion, Jr. 74,320 35.44
Libertarian Barbara Howe 4,193 2.00
Natural Law Craig Berg 1,008 0.48
Turnout 209,698
1996 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 6th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Howard Coble (incumbent) 167,828 73.43
Democratic Mark Costley 58,022 25.39
Libertarian Gary Goodson 2,693 1.18
Turnout 228,543
1996 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 7th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mike McIntyre 87,487 52.88
Republican Bill Caster 75,811 45.82
Libertarian Chris Nubel 1,573 0.95
Natural Law Garrison King Frantz 569 0.34
Turnout 165,440
1996 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 8th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bill Hefner (incumbent) 103,129 55.18
Republican Curtis Blackwood 81,676 43.70
Natural Law Thomas W. Carlisle 2,103 1.13
Turnout 186,908
1996 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 9th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sue Wilkins Myrick (incumbent) 147,755 62.95
Democratic Mike Daisley 83,078 35.40
Libertarian David L. Knight 2,280 0.97
Natural Law Jeannine Austin 1,499 0.64
Independent Gene Gay (write-in) 98 0.04
Turnout 234,710
1996 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 10th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Cass Ballenger (incumbent) 158,585 69.99
Democratic Ben Neill 65,103 28.73
Natural Law Richard Kahn 2,909 1.28
Turnout
1996 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 11th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Charles H. Taylor (incumbent) 132,860 58.27
Democratic James Mark Ferguson 91,257 40.02
Libertarian Phil McCanless 2,307 1.01
Natural Law Milton Burrill 1,601 0.70
Turnout 228,025
1996 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 12th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mel Watt (incumbent) 124,675 71.49
Republican Joseph A. Martino, Jr. 46,581 26.71
Libertarian Roger L. Kohn 1,874 1.07
Natural Law Walter Lewis 1,269 0.73
Turnout 174,399

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "United States House of Representatives". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved 7 January 2010.