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Live Blog: 2022 North Carolina Primary Election results

The primary election will determine who represents their respective party in the general elections later this year.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Tuesday marked North Carolina's Primary Election Day. Most races will have candidates moving onto general elections either at the federal, state, or local level.

Here's a look at the latest Primary Election updates from across the state. 


12:36 a.m. - Courtney Geels wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in North Carolina's 4th Congressional District.

12:27 a.m. - Christian Castelli wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in North Carolina's 6th Congressional District.

11:44 p.m.- Phil Byrd wins the Republican nomination for Guilford County Sheriff and Danny Rogers wins the Democratic nomination for Guilford County Sheriff. 

10:36 p.m. - U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn concedes the North Carolina GOP primary to state Sen. Chuck Edwards, the spokesperson said.

9:30 p.m. - Patrick McHenry wins the Republican nomination for U.S. House in North Carolina's 10th Congressional District.

9:28 p.m. - Don Davis wins the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in North Carolina's 1st Congressional District.

9:25 p.m. - Alma Adams wins the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in North Carolina's 12th Congressional District.

9:15 p.m. - Valerie Foushee wins the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in North Carolina's 4th Congressional District.

9:08 p.m. - Pat McCrory said he started his public service in this city and is ending it tonight in the same city. 

9:03 p.m. - Virginia Foxx wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in North Carolina's 5th Congressional District.

She released the following statement:

“Today the primary voters of the 5th Congressional District made it very clear they want a strong conservative with a proven track record to represent them in Congress. I am so grateful for the voters who turned out to endorse my conservative beliefs and common sense approach to solving problems and I look forward to earning their support again in the general election this fall.

‘Now more than ever, we need leaders in Washington who are serious about the issues facing the people of North Carolina. It’s time to stop the reckless government spending that is contributing to out-of-control inflation. It’s time to tap American energy sources and bring down the price of gas. And it’s time to secure our borders against the threat of unchecked illegal immigration that has grown under the Biden administration. I’m confident that with a conservative majority in Washington we can begin working on these critical issues once more. 

“This primary victory would not have been possible without the support and aid of so many hard-working and generous people. I’m so grateful to the many, many dedicated people who gave their time and energy to help get our message of conservative solutions out to voters across the 5th District.

“The privilege of serving the people of North Carolina in Congress is one of my life’s greatest honors. That’s why I am so focused on listening to and learning from the people of this district to ensure their voices are heard in Washington. My constituents can count on me to continue to fight for them, to represent their interests and to uphold our Constitution.” 

8:52 p.m. - Ted Budd speaks to voters in Davie Co. 

8:52 p.m. - Richard Hudson wins the Republican nomination for U.S. House in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District.

He released the following statement:

"I am grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support shown to me tonight," said Hudson. "Renee and I look forward to the work ahead earning the chance to represent all people in our community for the next two years. Under one-party rule, the country is on the wrong track. But together, we can restore common sense, conservative leadership." 

8:31 p.m. - Greensboro City Councilman and mayoral candidate, Justin Outling, is watching results come in with family.

7:55 p.m. - Cheri Beasley wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in North Carolina primary election.

7:53 p.m. - Ted Budd wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in North Carolina primary election.

7:47 p.m. - Gov. Roy Cooper takes the stage. 

7:44 p.m. - Congresswoman Kathy Manning (NC-06) released the following statement after the conclusion of the 2022 primary for North Carolina’s Sixth Congressional District. Congresswoman Manning ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination and now moves on to the general election to seek re-election to her second term in Congress.

“It’s more important than ever that our country elects leaders who will advocate for policies that help lower costs for families, promote economic opportunity for all, defend access to comprehensive health care, and protect our national security. During my first term in office, I’ve brought more than $500 million home to the Triad, held more than 250 constituent meetings, and closed over 1,500 constituent cases. I’m running for re-election to build on that progress and to ensure that North Carolinians have a strong voice in Washington. I look forward to continuing to represent Guilford County and parts of Forsyth County and I will work hard to earn the support of voters in Rockingham and Caswell Counties.”

7:36 p.m. - Mark Walker talks about how he's feeling as he waits for results. 

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7:31 p.m. - At the NC Democratic Pary for Primary Night in Raleigh.

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7:22 p.m. - Pat McCrory was the longest-serving Mayor in Charlotte history before becoming Governor in 2013. 

7:20 p.m. - Pat McCrory is running against current U.S. Congressman Ted Budd and former Congressman Mark Walker to be the Republican nominee for the open spot. 

7:15 p.m. - Awaiting former Gov. Pat McCrory who's running for the open U.S. Senate seat. 

7:11 p.m. - Jenna Kurzyna is covering the Senate race tonight following Mark Walker. 

5:24 p.m. - Crews setting up at Tedd Budd election watch party.  Grace Holland is covering the race. 

U.S. Senate Primary Races

Republican Primary

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory

U.S. Rep. Ted Bud (NC-13)

Former U.S. Rep. Mark Walker - Used to represent NC-06

Democratic Primary

Former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Cheri Beasley

Greensboro Mayoral Race

Incumbent Nancy Vaughan

District 3 Councilman Justin Outling

Former District Court Judge Mark Cummings

Businessman Eric Robert

Guilford County Sheriff Race

Republican Primary

E.L. Melvin - former NC State Trooper, retired in 2012

Adam Moore - went to RCC

Randy Powers - GUCO Sheriff's office vet, chief deputy/colonel

Billy Queen - ATF Agent for 20 years, HP Police officer 1973-1979, Vietnam vet

William White - U.S. Marine vet, served with GPD

Phil Byrd - 30-year vet of GUCO Sheriff's Office, retired as a captain in 2014

Democratic Primary

Incumbent Danny Rogers

Juan Monjaras - Worked as a deputy 

Therron (TJ) Phipps - retired GPD captain.

U.S. House District 6 Race

Democratic Primary

Incumbent Rep. Kathy Manning

Republican Primary 

UNC-Greensboro and Winston-Salem State University graduate Laura Pichardo. Lost in 2020 primary election.

Businessman Joseph Haywood. Lost to Manning in the 2020 general election

Guilford County Schools Bond Referendum

$1.7 bond to make improvements and renovations to schools across the district. Coupled with a 0.25% sales tax increase.

U.S. House District 4 

Republican Primary

Courtney Geels - a former nurse

Robert Thomas - worked as an attorney, lost to David Price in 2020 general.

Democratic Primary - incumbent David Price retired

Clay Aiken - celebrity, losing in 2014 general for district 2

Nida Allam - Durham County Commissioner

Richard Watkins - Lost 2018 district 4 primary

Stephen Valentine - U.S. Army Reserve vet, did tours in Afghanistan

Valerie Foushee - currently state senator for District 23, served on Orange Co. Commission.

NC House District 71

Democratic primary - unofficial winner, no republicans running

David Moore - no info available

Frederick Terry - Husband of outgoing incumbent Evelyn Terry, previously served on WS City Council, according to the Winston-Salem Journal

Kanika Brown - lost the 2020 primary to Evelyn Terry

Guilford County Commission At-Large

Democratic Primary

Incumbent Kay Cashion won a seat in 2018

Greg Drumwright - activist

Republican Primary

Alvin Robinson - deputy sheriff until 2020, according to openpayrools.com

Jerry Alan Branson - lost to Mary Beth Murphy in a close 2020 race

Guilford County Commission District 7 - replacing late Carolyn Coleman

Democratic Primary

Republican Primary

Guilford County District Attorney

Incumbent Avery Crump

Brenton Boyce - runs The Boyce Firm in Greensboro


Greensboro City Council At-Large

Top 6 vote-getters move to July general election

Incumbents running: Marikay Abuzuatir, Hugh Hulston, Yvonne Johnson

Greensboro City Council District 3 - replaces Justin Outling

Bill Marshburn 

Zack Matheny - Downtown Greensboro, Inc. President

Chip Roth - works for Chip & Associates, wife Denise worked as GSO City Manager from 2012-2014

WS/FCS Board of Education

At-Large: two primaries, top-3 vote-getters advance from each party

Dist. 1 - D primary, top 2 win

District 2. R primary, top 2 win

Randolph Co. Sheriff

Republican Primary

Robert Graves - sheriff from 2016 to 2018

Timmy Hasty - Served both Troy and Asheboro PD

Greg Seabolt - Incumbent

Democrat - Sean Walker


Lexington Mayor

Incumbent Newell Clark not running.


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