Players line up in Congressional, state elections

By on February 29, 2012



The two incumbent Congressmen serving northeastern North Carolina will face challengers in the May primaries, with the winners up against opposition in the November general election.

Republican 3rd District Congressman Walter Jones is being challenged by Frank Palombo of New Bern, while Erik Anderson, a Democrat from Winterville, is currently unopposed.

In the First Congressional District, Dan Whittacre of Henderson filed Tuesday to face incumbent Rep. G.K. Butterfield in the Democratic primary.

Also filing Tuesday from the Libertarian Party was Darryl Holloman from Goldsboro.

Incumbent State Sen. Stan White is currently unchallenged for the Democratic primary nomination to the First District seat, while Republicans Jerry Evans of Washington and Bill Cook of Chocowinity will meet in May.

In the state House of Representatives races, Bill Luton from Elizabeth City is the only Democrat to file for the First District seat, while Republicans Bob Steinburg of Edenton and Owen Etheridge of Currituck will have a primary.

In the 6th District, three Republicans are running: Mattie Lawson of Kill Devil Hills, Arthur Williams of Washington and Jeremy Adams of Nags Head.

Paul Tine from Kitty Hawk is the lone Democrat to file for the race.


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