2019 North Carolina's 3rd congressional district special election

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2019 North Carolina's 3rd congressional district special election

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North Carolina's 3rd congressional district
Party Republican Democratic

U.S. Representative before election

Walter B. Jones Jr.

Elected U.S. Representative


A special election will be held in 2019 to fill the vacancy in North Carolina's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for the remainder of the 116th United States Congress. Walter B. Jones Jr., the incumbent representative, died on February 10, 2019.[1] The date of the special election will be set by Roy Cooper, the Governor of North Carolina. Both parties will hold primaries to decide their nominees. In order to win the nominations, a candidate must exceed 30% of the vote to avoid a runoff. There must be 30 days of absentee voting prior to each election, according to state law.[2]

Republican primary[edit]



Formed exploratory committee[edit]



Democratic primary[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bolton, Alexander (February 10, 2019). "Rep. Walter Jones, GOP rebel and Iraq War critic, dies at age 76". The Hill. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  2. ^ Murphy, Brian (February 11, 2019). "Gov. Cooper to set dates for a special election to replace Walter Jones in Congress". McClatchy. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Pippin, Jannette (February 18, 2019). "Candidates begin announcing run for Jones seat". Jacksonville Daily News. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d Way, Dan (February 11, 2019). "Large field of contenders expected to try to succeed Jones in 3rd District". Carolina Journal. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Specht, Paul A. (February 18, 2019). "He's known for secession bill and attacking Obama as 'Islamic.' He wants a seat in Congress". Raleigh News & Observer. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Pathe, Simone (February 11, 2019). "There's at least one special election coming to North Carolina soon". Roll Call. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "NC-3: Rep. Walter Jones (R) Officially Retiring in 2020". RRH Elections. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c Hawley, Jon (February 3, 2019). "Special election would be needed to fill Jones' seat". Greenville Daily Reflector. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  9. ^ Hawley, Jon (February 3, 2019). "GOP defers to Jones on resignation". Elizabeth City Daily Advance. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  10. ^ "U.S. Rep. Jones enters hospice care". Greenville Daily Reflector. January 26, 2019. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Gizzi, John (February 13, 2019). "Democrats Could Win Late Rep. Walter Jones' NC-3 District". Newsmax. Retrieved February 13, 2019.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites