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North Carolina State Board of Elections
1998 North Carolina Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: February 2, New Filing Deadline: July 20, Senate Primary: May 5, House Primaries: September 15,
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Senator, 50% in '92, 1st term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Toss Up, Charles Cook's prediction: Leans Republican, Roll Call's prediction: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 5:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Republican
Attorney John R. Edwards (D) 51.2% D.M. "Lauch" Faircloth (R) 47.0% homeschooler / '96 congressional nominee Barbara Howe (L) 1.8%
1st Cong. District, 65.7% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Eva Clayton (D) 62.2% ex-mayor / '96 nominee Ted Tyler (R) 37.0% ex-prof. Jack Schwartz (L) 0.8%
2nd Cong. District, 52.6% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 2:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Democrat
Bobby Etheridge (D) 57.4% St. Sen. Dan Page (R) 41.7% '96 nominee Mark D. Jackson (L) 0.9%
3rd Cong. District, 63.0% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:7, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
Attorney Jon Williams (D) 37.1% Walter B. Jones Jr. (R) 61.9% Chris Nubel (L) 1.0%
4th Cong. District, 54.4% in '96, 1st/ 5th term
Charles Cook's prediction: Lean Democrat, Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 2:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
David E. Price (D) 57.4% Co. GOP chair Tom Roberg (R) 41.6% '96 nominee W. G. Gary Goodson (L) 1.0%
5th Cong. District, 62.1% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
management consultant Mike Robinson (D) 31.7% Richard M. Burr (R) 67.5% Technician Gene Paczelt (L) 0.8%
6th Cong. District, 73.4% in '96, 7th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:15, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat Howard Coble (R) 88.6% chemist Jeffrey Bentley (L) 11.4%
7th Cong. District, 52.9% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Leans Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Democrat
Mike McIntyre (D) 91.3% No Republican Paul Meadows (L) 8.7%
8th Cong. District, 54.9% in '96, W.G. "Bill" Hefner (D) retiring after 12th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 5:4, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
ex-Co. Dem Chair Mike Taylor (D) 48.2% '96 Gov. nominee/St. Sen. Robert C. "Robin" Hayes (R) 50.7% state party treasurer Bob Burns (L) 1.1%
9th Cong. District, 62.7% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
pharmacist / '92 / '94 nominee Rory Blake (D) 29.5% Sue Myrick (R) 69.3% mortgage broker Alvin Jeffrey Taylor (L) 1.2%
10th Cong. District, 69.9% in '96, 6th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat T. Cass Ballenger (R) 85.6% Deborah Garrett Eddins, RN (L) 14.4%
11th Cong. District, 58.3% in '96, 4th Term, Taylor had minor stroke 8/5/97
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:4, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
Buncombe County Commissioner David Young (D) 42.2% Charles H. Taylor (R) 56.6% engineer Chris Heckert (L) 1.1%
12th Cong. District, 71.5% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 2:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Melvin Watt (D) 56.0% John "Scott" Keadle (R) D.D.S. 42.2% Michael G. Smith (L) 1.8%

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(D) = Democratic Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party


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