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North Carolina's business community awoke this morning to historical election results at the national and state level. Not only did the country witness history in the election of Barack Obama but North Carolina elected its first female Governor.

In North Carolina, Democrats won two significant races at the federal level. State Senator Kay Hagan defeated Senator Elizabeth Dole and Larry Kissel defeated U.S. Representative Robin Hayes. All other incumbent U.S. House members won.

At the state level Democrats gained one Council of State seat with the loss of Republican State Auditor Les Merritt. In the State Senate the GOP gained one seat but Democrats still retain a 30 to 20 majority. In the State House where Democrats have a 68 to 52 majority there was no net change. The Republicans defeated two Democrat incumbents. Jim Harrell of Surry County and Walter Church of Burke County. But House Democrats won two open seats that were previously held by Republicans.

Election results are listed below for those races where the North Carolina Chamber had provided information on the candidates in previous issues of The Business Advocate. Winning candidates are indicated in green and incumbents are noted. Click here to compare the candidates on business issues.

PRESIDENTIAL

Sen. Barack ObamaSen. John McCain (R)                  


U.S. SENATE

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole (R, Incumbent)N.C. Senator Kay Hagan           

U.S. House of Representatives

1George Butterfield (D, Incumbent)Dean Stephens (R)                     
2Bob Etheridge (D, Incumbent)Danny Eugene Mansell (R)
3Craig Peter Weber (D)Walter B. Jones, Jr (R, Incumbent)
4David E. Price (D, Incumbent)William Lawson, Jr. (R)
5Roy Carter (D)   Virginia A. Foxx (R, Incumbent)
6Teresa Sue Bratton (D)Howard Coble (R, Incumbent)
7Mike McIntrye (D, Incumbent)William James Breazeale (R)
8Larry W. Kissell (D)Robin Hayes (R, Incumbent)
9Harry A. Taylor (D)Sue Myrick (R, Incumbent)
10  Daniel Henry Johnson (D)Patrick McHenry (R, Incumbent)
11Heath Shuler (D, Incumbent)Ralph Carl Mumpower, III (R)
12Mel L. Watt (D, Incumbent)Tyrus Raymond Cobb, Jr. (R)
13Brad Miller (D, Incumbent)Hugh Webster (R)

 

GUBERNATORIAL

Mayor Pat McCrory(R)Lt. Governor Beverly Perdue (D)



NORTH CAROLINA COUNCIL OF STATE


SECRETARY OF STATE

Elaine Marshall (D, Incumbent) Jack Sawyer (R)                                 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Walter Dalton (D)        Robert Pittenger (R, Incumbent)

STATE AUDITOR

Beth Wood (D)            Les Merritt (R, Incumbent)

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Roy A. Cooper (D, Incumbent)Bob Crumley (R)                                            

STATE TREASURER

Sen Janet Cowell (D)
Bill Daughtridge (R)                 

SUPERINTENDANT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

June Atkinson (D, Incumbent)
Richard T. Morgan (R)                                       

COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE 

Steve Troxler (R, Incumbent)
Ronnie Ansley (D)                                           

COMMISSIONER OF LABOR

Cherie Berry (R, Incumbent)
Mary Fant Donnan (D)                                 

 COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE

Wayne Goodwin (D)
John Odom (R)                          

JUDICIAL 

SUPREME COURT

Justice Robert Edumnds (Incumbent)Dr. Suzanne Reynolds                      

COURT OF APPEALS

Chief Judge John MartinUnopposed  
Judge James Wynn (Incumbent)Jewel Farlow
Judge Douglas McCullough (Incumbent)Judge Cheri Beasley
Commissioner Samuel J. ErvinJudge Kristin Ruth
Judge Linda Stephens (Incumbent)Daniel Barrett
Judge John Arrowood (Incumbent)Bob Hunter

 

Source: North Carolina Chamber of Commerce

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