A runoff is likely in the competitive 8th district GOP primary, but former Hill aide Richard Hudson is likely to come out on top.
Republicans are assured of picking up this seat, represented by Miller. Voters will determine whether their new Congressman here will be former U.S. Attorney George Holding or Wake County Commissioner Paul Coble (no relation to the North Carolina Congressman). Holding has spent heavily on the race, and a super PAC supporting him has put more than a half-million dollars into the race. That leaves GOP insiders believing he’ll be the victor in what has been a nasty, personal race.
Correction: May 8, 2012
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that no Democrat is running in North Carolina’s 9th district. Democrat Jennifer Roberts will be on the ballot there in November.