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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Five candidates entered last night vying for their party’s nomination to replace Rep. Mike McIntyre in the US House of Representatives. Two of those men are moving forward; one for a second time.

Former state senator David Rouzer, who narrowly lost to McIntyre two years ago, won the 7th District Republican race with 53 percent of the vote. Woody White finished second with 40 percent of the vote, while Chris Andrade was third with 7 percent.

“It feels good,” Rouzer said shortly after getting a concession call from White. “You know, this has been a long, tough slog for about a year and a half now, and it’s a great feeling. It really is.”

Meanwhile White said he was disappointed with the results but happy to get back to his family and his job as a New Hanover County Commissioner.

“I’ve got a great life,” White said. “I don’t need to be a congressman. I was doing it and trying to make the effort to make a real difference in America, but I live in the greatest community in the world, and we are thrilled to get back to work.”

Rouzer will take on another New Hanover County Commissioner, Jonathan Barfield, in November. Barfield won the the Democratic nomination with 58 percent of the vote beating out Princeton Town Commissioner Walter Martin.

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17 Comments on "Rouzer, Barfield head for fall showdown for 7th District seat in Congress"

2015 years 10 months ago

in a democracy is the right to dissent or have a differing opinion.

You must not have read my post.

Regardless of your opinion, the fact remains Rouzer has a broader recognition factor in the District. Barfield does not.

By the way, I spoke neither for or against him.

Given your belief, will you be putting some coin on the table? Are you financially supporting Barfield’s campaign? Will you be volunteering in his campaign — making phone calls; handing out flyers; inviting him into your home to meet locals?

Or were you just spouting off with some bile?

2015 years 10 months ago

should carry the general election for much the same reason as he carried the primary.

He’s much better known throughout the district than his opponent. He has the ability to get out the vote in the more populated areas heading up toward Smithfield.

Only 2 things could cause him to stumble.

A. getting too confident and lazy when he should continue the consistent performance.

B. standing too close to his opponent on a platform in the event the weight causes it to collapse.

Barfield could really shoot himself in the foot if he allows Rev Barber, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, or the White House Occupant to come into the district and campaign on his behalf. Hard to believe he could be that naive politically; but he’s a politician and they’ll do about anything to get elected.

local Wilmingtonian should get vote
2015 years 10 months ago

Rouzer is a tool. I hate this new district. I know Barfield. Barfield has been fighting for common folks like me to get basic governmental services that are long overdue (water and sewer). I trust Barfield. This Republican will never vote for Rouzer…EVER. He needs to go back to wherever he came from, I’m voting for the local guy in this election. Rouzer is an entrenched Washingtonian, why send the pig to the trough?

2015 years 10 months ago

With little or no money spent, with races not nearly as contested. Dems voted in the same numbers as Repubs. Repubs spent millions, Big names endorsed their favorites. Lots of fur flying. I expected lots more Repub
voters than Dems. This gives me great hope for the Dems in this falls election. Repubs state and nationwide are fragmented and have no agenda that our citizens can support.
I was impressed with the Rouzer campaign. He didn,t take Woody to seriously and never slammed Dems and the President. Woody’s Chest pounding made him seem very unseasoned and not worthy of the challenge.
Tillis spent tons of money in a hot race while Hagen spent little in cake walk. But, The numbers of voters on both sides was about even.
I think it funny that many Repubs consider Tillis and Rouzer to be Rino’s. Both are serious right wing nuts that will do nothing for North Carolina except keep the No No No agenda alive and well.

beach guy
2015 years 10 months ago

I pity the Fool ! to quote the real Mr. T
Romney Won NC in 2012 remember
both state houses are a majority of Republicans. If your going to make political commentary at least examine the Facts
Tillis will beat Hagen(Obama’s hand puppet and gun grabber) hands down this state is tired of the government by the government imposed upon the people.
No one but a true left wing lunatic will vote for (I’m a victim) Barfield while disrespecting law enforcement as a sitting county commissioner remember his comments about the Arizona law ? Rouzer only lost by 600 votes last time and that was to a better man than bobble head Barfield will ever be.(seriously all that dude needs is a spring in his neck)
Its time for the other side of the coin to be seen maybe it’s not too late to save what we have worked for our entire lives from the share my wealth with those whom did nothing for it crowd.
I love it when a plan comes together! To quote Hannibal Smith..(Mr. T’s Boss)

2015 years 10 months ago

The reasons the 2 Dems didn’t go at each other is because they would have had to boast about who is the bigger Socialists. And that the other guy wasn’t Marxist enough. Claims that would have killed them in the general election. Woody White and Rouzer were both trying point out how much aligned they are with American values.

Barfield will now have to count on there being enough freeloaders in the District to get elected. Something Obummer is diligently working on.

Independant voter
2015 years 10 months ago

Mr. T, your attitude is what is wrong with politics in America today. People are sick of the “us against them” mentality. Why is it a bad thing for Republicans to spend money to win an election, but it’s okay when Dem’s do it. The public is not as stupid as Democrats want to make them out to be. Kay Hagan had weak candidates challenging her so she didn’t need to spend yet, so don’t be such a hypocrite. This fall, you’ll see money pouring in like crazy. Both sides do this. As far as the Republicans not having any ideas, that is the same old talking points Democrats use every election, quite frankly, it’s way past old. I am an unaffiliated voter that has voted for both Republicans and Democrats. There is only one Democrat I plan to vote for this fall. I think Obama Care and the lying to the American people with no accountability is a starting point for anyone to run. Truth and one’s word has to mean something. Most politicians only care about getting elected, not this country and the damage they’re doing. I think it’s time to clean house on both sides of the aisle.

2015 years 10 months ago

I like the way you say that 2 people going at each other hammer and tongs, calling each other names(lobbyist, trial lawyer, etc.) and basically trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator are “both trying to point out how aligned they are with American values”.
I know of nobody that is aligned with them except other lawyers and lobbyists or whatever it is that Bowser has for a job. I think he has Pantano’s old job which was running for office and getting paid by the public.
Jonathan Barfield has done a good job for the people of New Hanover county and would do a good job representing all of the people in this republican gerry-mandered district.
Quit drinking Rush’s kool-aid and really think for yourself and you will see who would be best for us. If you think Eric Cantor and the Koch brothers are what we need then by all means vote for their lap dog, Bowser.

2015 years 10 months ago

I’m pro-choice, anti assault weapon, for gun registration, against capital punishment, think people should be paid a decent wage, for the Affordable Care Act, against the Bush tax cuts for the rich, think that people that have been living and working in the US while raising a family should have amnesty, for the auto bailout that took GM from near going out of business to the #1 car company again, and think that mean people suck. I’m a Democrat you tea-bagging robot. How do you think I feel?

2015 years 10 months ago

Moron, you flea-bagger. You do know that liberalism is a mental disorder, don’t you?

2015 years 10 months ago

Do you support amnesty? Do you support Obamacare’s transfer of wealth? Do you support half a billion dollars for failing eco-companies? Is Benghazi a right wing conspiracy? How much do you hate the Koch brothers for donating millions to charities instead having it siphoned off to the WIC program for your 5 baby mamas?

2015 years 10 months ago

Did you have to be so rude and crude while proving to all readers that you totally missed the point. Please allow me to get my point down to a first grade level so that you might understand.
I found it interesting that Dems turned out last Tues. at about the equal number as did Repubs. Since the Dems were not spending much and Hagen was predicted to cake walk her primary I just thought many Dems would stay home. I was pleasantly surprised that Dems did come out and that gives me great hope that this will happen again in Nov. If I projected an attitude which offended you, please be informed, That’s too damn bad.

2015 years 10 months ago

Unfortunately the tea party/repub sweep of 2010 placed the NC repubs in a great position to redraw district lines….. The redrawing of district lines without and extraordinary voter turnout (which has been meticulously attacked) assures repubs will win 2014….they will take a drubbing in 2016 when more of the populace will be voting as it stands 0.6-0.8 of the population will decide the national elections in 2014 mid-terms….the only way dems win is if Hagan takes wake county, she has to have that county by at least 5 points….

2015 years 10 months ago

Hagan is on borrowed time. She is for gutting defense. I am not for wasteful spending like new uniforms for no reason by any means but gutting high quality combat troops is beyond stupid when our threats are growing. We need to keep the a10 there is no aircraft to replace it for killings tanks. If the air force hates it so much give it to the army. That is how they did it last time in 91 when they wanted to ditch the plane right before desert storm. In 7 years China will have a larger Navy. Hagan voted each and every time for these cuts while McIntyre voted against it. Rouzer will support my positions.

2015 years 10 months ago

Well this is truly a sad day for this country as proven by the election results, Rouzer has made it plain he is for amnesty and supports Obamacare, so you folks deserve what he gives you, I for one am going to have to think long and hard come election time, there is two things I have never done when it comes to voting, and given the choice of Barfield vs Rouzer I either will not vote for Rouzer or I will vote for Barfield, which will reverse my principles, but as much as it saddens me to say it, Barfield is a lot more trustworthy of the 2, and he has a lot more values, what a mess we’re in.

Fed-up Mike
2015 years 10 months ago

Really? Where do you get your information? Rouzer is FOR amnesty and Obamacare? Do you just make this stuff up in your mind and then put it in print? Rouzer has ALWAYS been AGAINST Obamacare and amnesty and has said it repeatedly for the last 3 years. Try talking to the man or go to the debates and educate yourself and stop being a mindless uninformed troll.

2015 years 10 months ago

How did white think he was going to win by broadcasting that Berger endorsed him? Who is his campaign manager, tinky winkie?


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