North Carolina - U.S. House, District 8

as of November 1

The Candidates

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Larry Kissell

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: January 31, 1951
  • Residence: Biscoe, NC

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Harold Johnson

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: July 2, 1941
  • Residence: Concord, NC

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Previous Results

    North Carolina U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Larry Kissell DEM 157,185 55.4%
    Robin Hayes REP 126,634 44.6%

    U.S. President: North Carolina (2008)

    Data reflect statewide results.
    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 2,142,651 49.9%
    John McCain REP 2,128,474 49.5%
    Bob Barr LIB 25,722 0.6%

    district Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Nov 1, 2010

New NPR Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Oct 22, 2010

    New CQ - Roll Call Rating

    Toss-up (was Lean-D)

      Oct 15, 2010

      New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

      Lean-R (was Toss-up)

        Sep 9, 2010

        GOP Fights To Regain N.C. Seat

        Larry Kissell won this swing district in 2008, narrowly ousting GOP incumbent Robin Hayes, and the GOP has been focusing on winning this seat back ever since. The Republican candidate is sportscaster Harold Johnson. -Ken Rudin

        New NPR Rating



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