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Action Paths (in progress)

Presidential Race

  • 15 electoral college votes
  • Rating:
    • Cook Political Report: Lean Republican
  • 2016 Election Margin: Trump +3.8%

Senate Race

House Races (source: 2018 Swing Left District Resources)

NC-02

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NC-02

  • Cook Political Report: Lean Republican
  • Population Centers: Raleigh, 451,000 (state capital); Cary, 159,769; Rocky Mount, 55,806; Wilson, 49,643; Apex, 45,585; Clayton, 19,304
  • Geography: NC-02 includes suburbs near and in Wake County as well as poorer, rural areas in  Harnett, Franklin, Johnston, Nash, and Wilson counties. Fort Bragg is partially in the  district, but urban Fayetteville has been meticulously carved out. NC-02 falls mostly  in a coastal plain and is relatively flat. Rivers and lakes exist throughout the district.
  • Citizenry: citizens in NC-02 are predominantly either suburbanites who live and work in Wake  County or members of rural communities. These rural counties have relatively high  rates of poverty when compared to the rest of North Carolina, and their median  household income is lower than state averages. Wake County citizens are more  affluent (Cary and Apex have particularly low poverty rates and high median  incomes), but the areas of Wake County in NC-02 are mainly outer suburbs of Raleigh  that are not necessarily the wealthiest parts of the county. Volunteers working across  the district should be prepared to encounter people from a variety of economic  backgrounds. The district is predominantly white, but Wake County is known for its  diversity, and a few of the counties have significant African-American populations  (Wilson and Nash in particular). Most citizens in these rural counties have high school  degrees (but no further education).
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NC-09

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NC-09

  • Cook Political Report: Lean Republican
  • Population Centers: Charlotte 842,051; Fayetteville, 204,759; Monroe, 32,797; Lumberton, 21,542
  • Geography: NC-09 ​was redrawn in 2016 after the Supreme Court deemed that older maps were  based on racial gerrymandering that unconstitutionally disadvantaged black voters.  The new maps emphatically show the Republicans’ intent: partisan gerrymandering  to advantage their own party. The result for NC-09 is an 856-square mile swath that  extends from south suburban Charlotte, runs east along the South Carolina border  through more rural counties, and curves up to grab a piece of Fayetteville.
  • Citizenry: the district has about 778,500 residents. Whites make up nearly a two-thirds majority  (65.6%), while blacks make up 19.45%, Native Americans 7.64%, and Hispanics 7.64%.  Sixty-five percent of the district is urban. The median household income is $55,913;  the per capita income is $32,597. Most of the 60,000 members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina live in Robeson County. Though recognized by Congress as a Native  American Tribe, they don’t receive benefits available to other federally-recognized  tribes.
  • Learn more at NC-09

Critical State Races

  • Sister District MA/RI Team is focusing on the North Carolina State Legislature in 2020