North Carolina Republicans Gain A Seat In U.S. House Delegation
Mark Walker is one of three new members of the U.S. House from North Carolina. The Tea Party-backed Republican handily beat Democrat Laura Fjeld. He’s a former preacher with no political experience. Walker will fill the seat held by Howard Coble for 30 years.
"It’s a very sobering thought to say the people of North Carolina, this particular district, have said we want you to be our voice in Washington D.C.," said Walker. "And I’m even trying to wrap my mind around the responsibility that that really is."
"Washington it's time to get back to work" - Walker pic.twitter.com/99HDZIUPtV— Jeff Tiberii (@j_tibs) November 5, 2014
In the 12th District Democrat Alma Adams won a lopsided decision. She replaces Mel Watt who left the seat ten months ago.
Democrat Alma Adams won a House seat in N.C. and will become the 100th woman in this Congress http://t.co/GCYZzrBdY4 pic.twitter.com/zf0Gnowa7d— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 5, 2014
Alma Adams became first Dem woman from NC to win a seat in Congress since Eva Clayton in 2000. http://t.co/9vC6gKbmVO pic.twitter.com/w3h13TLzDF— The Charlotte Observer (@theobserver) November 5, 2014
And in the seventh David Rouzer won the race in which he was defeated two years ago. Democratic incumbent Mike McIntyre didn’t seek re-election.
I'm honored to have the confidence of the voters of the Seventh District. #nc07 http://t.co/TzKzCGL5wO— David Rouzer (@DavidRouzer) November 5, 2014
Rouzer’s victory means Republicans added a House seat – so ten of the state’s 13 districts are now red.