NC CONGRESSIONAL RATINGS

Note: On September 4, a panel of federal judges ruled that lawmakers do not have time to redraw North Carolina’s congressional districts before this year’s general election, despite having struck the districts down as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders on August 27. North Carolina will use the unconstitutional map drawn in 2016 for the November 6 races, although new districts must be drawn before 2020 pending lawmakers’ appeal to the United States Supreme Court.

As Election Day approaches, PoliticsNC is releasing ratings and analyses for each of our state’s congressional and legislative elections. First up: races for North Carolina’s thirteen seats in the United States House of Representatives. Although North Carolina is one of only three states without a gubernatorial or senatorial election in 2018, our congressional elections have garnered considerable national attention – competitive campaigns have emerged in districts once thought of as safe for their incumbents, threatening the gerrymander that installed ten Republicans and three Democrats in a fifty-fifty state. North Carolina may well end up seeing the most seats flipped of any state in the South, a possibility unthinkable less than two years ago.

The map below displays our ratings for each of North Carolina’s thirteen congressional elections in 2018, along with a district-by-district analysis of the candidates and their campaigns.

For a brief summary, hover over the map. For a detailed analysis, click on each district below.

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