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Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.)


Biography
District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Harnett County Commission, 1973-77; N.C. House, 1979-88; N.C. superintendent of Public Instruction, 1989-96; U.S. House, 1997-2011
Born: Aug. 7, 1941; Sampson County, N.C.
Residence: Lillington
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Faye Cameron Etheridge; three children
Education: Campbell College, B.S. 1965
Military Service: Army, 1965-67
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Budget; Ways & Means (Oversight; Trade)

Defeated by Renee Ellmers, R, in general election on November 2, 2010

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalRenee Ellmers (R) 93,87649.5
Bob Etheridge (D) 92,39348.7
Tom Rose (LIBERT) 3,5051.8
2008generalBob Etheridge (D) 199,73066.9
Dan Mansell (R) 93,32331.3
Will Adkins (LIBERT) 5,3771.8
2006generalBob Etheridge (D) 85,99366.5
Dan Mansell (R) 43,27133.5
2004generalBob Etheridge (D) 145,07962.3
Billy Creech (R) 87,81137.7
2002generalBob Etheridge (D) 100,12165.4
Joseph Ellen (R) 50,96533.3
Gary Minter (LIBERT) 2,0981.4
2000generalBob Etheridge (D) 146,73358.3
Doug Haynes (R) 103,01140.9
Mark Jackson (LIBERT) 2,0940.8
1998generalBob Etheridge (D) 100,55057.4
Dan Page (R) 72,99741.7
Mark Jackson (LIBERT) 1,6470.9
1996generalBob Etheridge (D) 113,82052.5
David Funderburk (R) 98,95145.7
Mark Jackson (LIBERT) 2,8921.3
Robert Argy (NL) 9660.4
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: NC-02)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

13th

North Carolina is 13th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Bob Etheridge has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.