Take Action North Carolina
Senate (Open), NC-01 (Open), NC-02 (Ross)
The perennial swing state of North Carolina boasts a crowded field for the U.S, Senate thanks to Republican Sen. Richard Burr’s decision to not run for reelection. Thus far, 10 Democrats, 11 Republicans, 1 Green, and 3 Independents have filed. Democratic contenders include Cheri Beasley, former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court and the first Black woman to have the job and Jeff Jackson, a state senator from Charlotte. Redistricting is likely to play a significant role in the U.S. House races in North Carolina. Maps passed by the Republican legislature were given a grade of F by the Princeton Gerrymander Project. Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield (NC 01) is not running for reelection. His hometown was moved from NC 01 to NC 02, a district that could be flipped to red. Butterfield called out the maps as racially gerrymandered. Thus far, no Democratic candidate has filed to run in NC 01. Democrat Deborah Ross has filed for re-election in North Carolina’s 2nd district. Ross faces three Democratic contenders in the primary, including former State senators Erica Smith and Don Davis, and current state Rep. James Gailliard. North Carolina is a battleground state. Both the 2020 and 2016 presidential elections in were decided by less than 4 percentage points – Trump over Biden by 1.3 points; Trump over Clinton by 3.6 percentage points.