A bittersweet farewell to Frank M. Reid at Bethel AME

David E Price

Many incumbents advance, Ellmers loses, Pittenger fighting

Several North Carolina congressional incumbents and a sitting Supreme Court justice won their primary elections Tuesday and advanced to November's general election.

But Rep. Renee Ellmers lost her head-to-head matchup to Rep. George Holding in the 2nd District, and another sitting member of Congress was narrowly ahead over two Republican rivals in a race that could require a recount.

Here's a look at primary races across the state:


U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger may have survived a primary challenge from a Charlotte pastor and a former local elected official.

Complete, unofficial results Tuesday show Pittenger with a lead in the 9th District...