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Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.)

Chief Deputy Whip

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: candidate for Wilson City Council, 1976; N.C. Superior Court judge, 1989-2001; N.C. Supreme Court, 2001-02; defeated for election to N.C. Supreme Court, 2002; N.C. Superior Court judge, 2003-04; U.S. House of Representatives, 2004-present
Born: April 27, 1947; Wilson, N.C.
Residence: Wilson
Religion: Baptist
Family: Divorced; two children
Education: North Carolina Central U., B.A. 1971; North Carolina Central U., J.D. 1974
Military Service: Army, 1968-70
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (6th full term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Health)

Election History
2014generalG.K. Butterfield (D) 154,33373.4
Arthur Rich (R) 55,99026.6
2012generalG.K. Butterfield (D) 254,64475.3
Pete DiLauro (R) 77,28822.9
Darryl Holloman (LIBERT) 6,1341.8
2010generalG.K. Butterfield (D) 103,29459.3
Ashley Woolard (R) 70,86740.7
2008generalG.K. Butterfield (D) 192,76570.3
Dean Stephens (R) 81,50629.7
2006generalG.K. Butterfield (D) 82,510100.0
2004generalG.K. Butterfield (D) 137,66764.0
Greg Dority (R) 77,50836.0
2004specialG.K. Butterfield (D) 48,56771.1
Greg Dority (R) 18,49127.1
Tom Eisenmenger (LIBERT) 1,2011.8
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North Carolina is 13th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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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.