United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 1998

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The United States House of Representative elections of 1998 in North Carolina were held on 3 November 1998 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 Republicans won seven seats to the Democrats' five. Eleven incumbents won re-election, while Democrat Bill Hefner's retirement in the 8th district allowed Republican Robin Hayes to enter the House for the first time. The Libertarian Party ran in every district, almost quadrupling their total vote share, but their vote was smaller than the margin of victory in all races.

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]

1998 United States House of Representative elections in North Carolina – Summary
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Republican 7 0 0 ±0 58.33 53.26 1,014,010 –0.03
  Democratic 5 0 0 ±0 41.67 43.44 827,078 –1.74
  Libertarian 0 0 0 ±0 0 3.29 62,678 +2.38

Results[edit]

1998 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 1st District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eva M. Clayton (incumbent) 85,125 62.25 –3.65
Republican Ted Tyler 50,578 36.99 +3.86
Libertarian Jack Schwartz 1,044 0.76 +0.11
Turnout 136,747
1998 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 2nd District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bob Etheridge (incumbent) 100,550 57.39 4.85
Republican Dan Page 72,997 41.67 -4.01
Libertarian Mark Jackson 1,647 0.94 -0.39
Turnout 175,194
1998 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 3rd District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Walter B. Jones (incumbent) 83,529 61.91 +0.56
Democratic Jon Williams 50,041 37.09 –0.74
Libertarian Chris Nubel 1,342 0.99 N/A
Turnout
1998 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 4th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Price (incumbent) 129,157 57.43 +3.03
Republican Tom Roberg 93,469 41.56 –2.20
Libertarian Gary Goodson 2,284 1.02 –0.41
Turnout 224,910
1998 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 5th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Richard Burr (incumbent) 119,103 67.56 +5.48
Democratic Mike Robinson 55,806 31.66 –3.79
Libertarian Gene Paczelt 1,382 0.78 –1.22
Turnout 176,291
1998 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 6th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Howard Coble (incumbent) 112,740 88.64 +15.20
Libertarian Jeffrey D. Bentley 14,454 11.36 +10.19
Turnout 127,194
1998 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 7th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mike McIntyre (incumbent) 124,366 91.25 +38.37
Libertarian Paul Meadows 11,924 8.75 +7.80
Turnout 136,290
1998 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 8th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Robin Hayes 67,505 50.71 +7.01
Democratic Mike Taylor 64,127 48.17 –7.01
Libertarian Bob Burns 1,492 1.12 N/A
Turnout 133,124
1998 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 9th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sue Wilkins Myrick (incumbent) 120,570 69.26 +6.31
Democratic Rory Blake 51,345 29.49 –5.90
Libertarian Alvin Jeffrey Taylor 2,167 1.24 +0.27
Turnout
1998 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 10th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Cass Ballenger (incumbent) 118,541 85.58 +15.60
Libertarian Deborah Garrett Eddins 19,970 14.42 N/A
Turnout 138,511
1998 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 11th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Charles H. Taylor (incumbent) 112,908 56.62 –1.65
Democratic David Young 84,256 42.25 +2.23
Libertarian Chris Heckert 2,259 1.13 +0.12
Turnout 199,423
1998 United States House of Representatives North Carolina 12th District election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mel Watt (incumbent) 82,305 55.96 –15.53
Republican Scott Keadle 62,070 42.20 +15.49
Libertarian Michael G. Smith 2,713 1.84 +0.77
Turnout 147,088

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "1998 General Election". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved 7 January 2010.