RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Polls closed at 7:30 p.m., except for four precincts that will close later because of delayed starts and other issues for voters in those areas.
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All 50 states are hosting midterm elections that will determine the balance of power in Washington and state capitals across the nation.
These hot races in North Carolina could impact Senate and House control in Washington:
Democrats haven't won a U.S Senate race since 2008. Party officials were encouraged that the streak could be broken this year when Cheri Beasley got in the race last year. Beasley got in the race after losing her reelection bid as former state Supreme Court Chief Justice. Other Democrats dropped out of the race to pave the way for Beasley, who would be North Carolina's first Black senator if elected.
All 435 seats in the House and 35 of 100 seats in the Senate are on the ballot, as well as several influential gubernatorial elections in battleground states like Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
US House NC Impact
Bo Hines vs Wiley Nickel
North Carolina's 13th District has emerged as one of the nation's battlegrounds for congressional control, where a tight race between former President Donald Trump's favored young upstart and a Democratic state senator could determine the balance of power in the narrowly split U.S. House.
UPDATE: Wiley Nickel projected winner. Bo Hines concedes, said he hopes to meet with Nickel and go over ideas to address needs of people in District 13. Republican Bo Hines and Democratic state Sen. Wiley Nickel were vying for the open seat that spawned from a tumultuous redistricting battle during which North Carolina fashioned boundaries for the new congressional district it was awarded following the 2020 census.
Other House Representatives from NC
- US House D1: Don Davis vs Sandy Smith
- US House D2: Deborah Ross vs Christine Villaverde
- US House D4: Valerie Foushee vs Courtney Geels
- US House D6: Kathy Manning vs Christian Castelli & Thomas Watercott
- US House D7: David Rouzer vs Charles Graham
Valerie Foushee, Deborah Ross, Patrick McHenry are Projected Winners.
Statement from Valerie Foushee: "I am truly humbled and honored that the voters of North Carolina's Fourth Congressional District have put their faith and trust in me to represent them in Washington. There is so much at stake in our country right now, from abortion rights to protecting our democracy, we've rarely been this divided. I look forward to going to Washington to help heal our nation and bring people back together. I'm ready to deliver for this district on day one. Thank you to everyone who has supported my campaign and worked hard to help us get here tonight. Tonight is a victory for us all.
Statement from Deborah Ross: "I am honored that the people of Wake County have put their faith in me once again to serve as their representative in Washington, and I am excited to represent many new communities in the new Second District. It is a privilege to continue being your voice in Washington. I pledge this to the people of Wake County: I will always put you first and I will never stop fighting for North Carolina. "While we still don't know the results of every race, I do know this: we cannot give up the fight for an America where everyone has a real shot at the American Dream and where no one is left behind. "Thank you to the people of Wake County for reelecting me as your representative. Thank you to the incredible voters and volunteers who supported my campaign. And thank you to everyone who is working for a better tomorrow. Our work is never done."
Congressman Richard Hudson released the following statement on his victory in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District: "Renee and I appreciate the outpouring of support throughout this campaign and I am honored for the opportunity to continue serving our community" said Rep. Hudson. "I now look forward to following through on our 'Commitment to America' to work towards an economy that's strong, a nation that's safe, a future built on freedom, and a government that's accountable. As Fort Bragg's Congressman, I will also continue to work every day for our veterans, our troops and their families." North Carolina's 9th Congressional District includes Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, and Scotland Counties.
- District Attorney: Lorrin Freeman vs Jeff Dobson
- Sheriff: Donnie Harrison vs Willie Rowe
- Commissioners: 4 Seats On The Ballot
- Raleigh Mayor: Mary-Ann Baldwin vs DaQuanta Copeland & Terrance Ruth
- Raleigh City Council: 3 current council members not running for re-election
Sheriff: Clarence Birkhead vs Maria Jocys
UPDATE: Clarence Birkhead will remain Sheriff in Durham County with projected win over Maria Jocys.
- Sheriff: Ennis Wright vs LaRue Windham
- Commissioners: 2 Seats on The Ballot
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