General election candidates 1. When Harrington takes office, she will be the state’s first female senate majority leader since the position’s inception in 1977. Cawthorn was nearly killed in a car accident that left him partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair, according to his campaign biography. Tillis, 60, a former IBM consultant and state House speaker, also was one of Trumpâs strongest defenders during impeachment. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Democrat Jon Ossoff will face off in a Jan. 5 runoff in Georgia for Perdue's Senate seat, one of two high-profile contests in the state that could determine which party controls the upper chamber.. Libertarian candidate Shane Hazel was able to get enough votes so neither Perdue nor Ossoff was able to clear the 50% threshold needed for an outright victory. County returns for the races listed above are … (RELATED: Democrats’ Massive Fundraising Haul Barely Moved The Needle In Key Senate Races) If Republicans end up holding on in Alaska and North Carolina, they’ll have a 50-48 advantage in the Senate. Will coronavirus challenge the work-from-home debate? Tillis tested positive for COVID-19 in early October. Thom Tillis(R) (Incumbent) 2. GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler will face Democrat Raphael Warnock, a Black pastor at the church where the Rev. Shannon Bray(L) Democratic primary candidates 1. With Cunningham’s concession, all eyes turned to Georgia, where two U.S. Senate runoff races in January are likely to determine the balance of the upper chamber. His win also represents a rare victory over a primary candidate backed by Trump, who is known to take pains to endorse only those he's confidentÂ will win. If the Democrats win both seats in Georgia, there would be a … Larry Holmquist 3. Cawthornâs victory in the runoff finalizes the GOP nomination after a flurry of activity following MeadowsâsÂ departure to the White House, which took place just before the December filing deadline.Â. But if control of the Senate … Cunningham conceded the race on Tuesday, saying âthe voters have spokenâ and it was clear Tillis had won. Sharon Huds… Democrat Cal Cunningham conceded to incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina on Tuesday, saying “the voters have spoken” and it was clear Tillis had won. Both races are headed to runoff elections in January after none of the candidates in the general election received over 50% of the vote as required by the state’s law. That means Georgia, which is also still counting ballots in a neck-and-neck presidential race expected to go to a recount, is shaping up to be ground zero for whether Congress will be divided again next year. "Speaking of … That means the Democrats' slim hopes of … He overcame criticisms by the GOP base last year when he initially took a stance opposite the president on how to fund the border wall. Tillis was a consistent proponent of wearing masks during the pandemic but had to apologize for taking them off at White House events. 00:44. Senator Richard Burr won re-election to a … RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) â North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis has won reelection to his U.S. Senate seat, confirming that Democrats must now win both runoff races in Georgia in January if they are to seize Senate control from the GOP. Steve Williams Republican primary candidates 1. Two Democratic wins in the runoffs would create a 50-50 Senate, where Democratic Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would wield the tiebreaking vote. Jeremy Thomas(Independence Party) 5. The filing deadline for the primaries was February 26; the primaries were held on May 4, with a Democratic primary runoff held on June 22. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 fax. This … Cunningham, a U.S. Army reservist and former state legislator, admitted to a recent extramarital relationship with a public relations consultant. Following GOP wins in North Carolina and Alaska, Georgia runoffs will determine control of Senate. Tillisâ victory, combined with Republican Sen. Dan Sullivanâs reelection win in Alaska earlier Wednesday, gives the GOP at least 50 seats in the chamber early next year. Incumbent Republican U.S. The race for president in North Carolina was still too early to call. The contents of this site are ©2020 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc. The Associated Press called the race for Cawthorn at 8:47 p.m. EDT. cal cunningham concedes to thom tillis in north carolina senate race When asked why the result was so close, Tillis noted that close to $300 million had been spent on the race. Two races in that state, and one is almost certain to head to a January 5 runoff, while the other is going to be extremely close and could potentially also go to a runoff. Especially when compared to the last time the state saw a Senate runoff in 2008. Lara Trump considers run for Senate in North Carolina. With Cunningham’s concession, all eyes turned to Georgia, where two U.S. Senate runoff races in January are likely to determine the balance of the upper chamber.. With votes still uncounted and the races in North Carolina and Alaska still too early to call Tuesday, the Senate remained tied 48-48. There already is a Jan. 5 runoff in the state’s other Senate race. The race in North Carolina has not yet been called, but Tillis leads challenger Cal Cunningham by nearly 100,000 votes with more than 90% of precincts tallied. Tillis, who ran on a platform highlighting in part his support of President Donald Trumpâs 2017 tax cuts and judicial nominees, also benefited from fallout over a Cunningham sex scandal in the campaignâs final month. Both Republicans and Democrats shift their focus and … The AP will reassess the race once the deadline to return absentee ballots passes on Thursday. The following are the ten states that use primary runoff elections: Trevor Fuller 3. In addition, in 2017, North Carolina moved its runoff threshold from 40 percent to 30 percent, the lowest threshold of any state. County election boards will finalize totals Friday. Republican Sen. David Perdue faces Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff for one seat. Tillis later changed his mind. North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis has won reelection to his U.S. Senate seat, confirming that Democrats must now win both runoff races in Georgia in January if they are to seize Senate control from the GOP. However, only a few thousand absentee ballots have arrived at election offices since Election Day. The 2010 United States Senate election in North Carolina was held on November 2, 2010. 2022 elections. This change saved us from potential runoffs … This is all pending late returns in North Carolina, ... 2021, runoff for the Senate seat, despite Purdue’s comfortable 100,000-plus vote lead. With 96 percent of the vote recorded in North Carolina, Republican Sen. Thom Tillis is leading Democrat Cal Cunningham by about 90,000 votes. 00:44. President Donald Trump said Thursday he will travel to Georgia to support the state's Republican Senate candidates ahead of the January 5 runoff election. While Cawthorn was running against a candidate backed by some of the heaviest hitters in the district, he was able to win over endorsements from a slate of local officials. The Rev. Bennett had won the primary in May with 23 percent of the vote but was shy of the 30 percent needed to avoid a runoff. Under state law, a race must advance to a runoff election if no candidate receives over 50% of the vote. As of Wednesday afternoon, Tillis led Cunningham by … North Carolina Senate race: Democrat Cal Cunningham concedes to GOP Sen. Thom Tillis ... With Cunningham’s concession, all eyes turned to Georgia, where two U.S. Senate runoff … A runoff would usually favor the GOP with the reduced turnout and Georgia’s strong Republican presence in the statehouse. In North Carolina, however, the threshold for victory in the primary election is 30 percent of the vote plus one. Cal Cunningham✔ 2. RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — North Carolina’s Senate Republican Caucus voted unanimously to elect Sen. Kathy Harrington (R-Gaston) as the next majority leader. North Carolina Republican Primary Runoff Election Results: 11th Congressional District Updated Sept. 10, 2020, 6:46 PM ET Live Results Live Analysis Kentucky New York Virginia As of Wednesday, Trump led Democrat Joe Biden by about 73,200 votes. The Associated Press declared Tillis the winner on Wednesday after determining there werenât enough outstanding votes for Cunningham to catch him. Georgia in flux:Two Senate races head to runoff; presidential race will have a recount There were 35 Senate seats in the election but only about 14 were truly in play. Erica Smith 5. Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law and campaign adviser, expressed her openness Wednesday to a 2022 Senate bid in her native North Carolina. North Carolina's Senate race was the most expensive in U.S. history, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., celebrates at a election night rally Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Mooresville, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson), Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. In November, he will face retired Air ForceÂ Col. Moe Davis, who won the Democratic primary earlier this year. Absentee and provisional votes counted since Election Day have favored Biden, shrinking Trumpâs lead by 3,500 votes. While North Carolina is the only jurisdiction where a runoff is explicitly dependent on a candidate’s request, other cities and states have laws on the books that allow runoffs to be circumvented. Eva Lee 3. Madison Cawthorn won the GOP runoff in North Carolinaâs 11th Congressional District, making him the favorite to replace former Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump holds his last turkey pardon ceremony Overnight Defense: Pentagon set for tighter virus restrictions as top officials tests positive | Military sees 11th COVID-19 death | House Democrats back Senate language on Confederate base names Trump administrationÂ revives talk of action on birthright citizenship MORE (R), who is now serving as White House chief of staff. In that case, they would likely need to win just one of the two Georgia runoff elections to take the majority. Katherine Bell-Moore 4. Governor, and U.S. House are entered up to 2002. A Democratic win in Alaska would greatly improve their chances of winning the Senate. Cal Cunningham(D) 3. Tillis earned a second Senate term by defeating Democrat Cal Cunningham, whose campaign outraised Tillis during 2020. If elected, he would become one of the youngest members of the House. 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Cawthorn, a 24-year-old businessman, defeated Lynda Bennett, a real estate agent and local Republican activist who was backed by Meadows and President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Pa. lawmaker was informed of positive coronavirus test while meeting with Trump: report MORE. Eric Mansfield 2. Counties will accept absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day until Thursday. Sullivan is leading by 30 points in his race with 50% of the Alaska vote counted. Journalist Aaron MatÃ© discusses foreign policy for the incoming Biden administration, The leading expert on women's brains says they are more likely to get Alzheimer's. Control of the Senate may hinge on Georgia's two runoff races in January as no candidate in either contest has reached a required 50% threshold in votes to win outright. In most states, this is a majority (as opposed to a plurality) of the vote. North Carolina election officials said on Wednesday they have a little more than 44,000 votes left to count, including provisional ballots. It was upended in its final … North Carolina: A primary candidate must receive at least 40% of the vote or a primary runoff election is held seven weeks after the primary. Tillis earned a second Senate term by defeating Democrat Cal Cunningham, whose campaign outraised Tillis during 2020. GREENSBORO, N.C. — Buckle up, voters -- the bumpy road to the Election 2020 finish line will extend to January. Cawthorn will be the heavy favorite to win the general election in November in a district Meadows won byÂ more than 20 points in 2018. In a non-partisan municipal election, if a candidate does not receive a 50%-plus-one majority of the vote, the candidate who came in second may ask for a runoff … RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis has won reelection to his U.S. Senate seat, confirming that Democrats must now win both runoff races in Georgia in January if they are to seize Senate control from the GOP. Madison Cawthorn won the GOP runoff in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, making him the favorite to replace former Rep. Mark Meadows. “It … Steve Swenson Withdrew, disqualified, or did not make ballot 1. Dr. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, is entering a runoff in January for the Senate seat held by Kelly Loeffler. That year, Republican incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss beat … Kevin E. Hayes(Constitution Party) 4. Georgia has found itself in the national spotlight over its U.S. Senate races. Primary, runoff, and general election races for President, U.S. Senate, Governor, Lt. Thom Tillis (Incumbent)✔ 2. Some 92,300 voters who requested ballots have not returned them. North Carolina’s all-important 2020 Senate race, explained Dylan Scott 10/3/2020 Live updates: U.S. hits new milestone after adding 1 million new coronavirus cases in a week Tillis said Cunninghamâs emphasis on his personal story in the campaign made the misconduct a defining issue. As of Wednesday afternoon, Tillis led Cunningham by about 94,400 votes, from among more than 5.4 million votes counted so far. But Senate partisan control wonât be decided until two runoffs are held in Georgia on Jan. 5.