Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory is now Governor-elect Pat McCory. He gave his victory speech around 9 p.m. shortly after receiving a concession call from Democratic opponent Walter Dalton.
“Our goal was not just to become governor and get elected to this great office. Our goal was to be governor to lead. That’s what we plan to do and we plan to start that work tomorrow,” McCrory said from a ballroom at the Westin hotel in Uptown Charlotte.
With nearly half of North Carolina’s 100 counties reporting, McCrory had a decisive lead of 55 percent (2,007,310) to Dalton’s 42 percent (1,547,607).
In the 8th Congressional district race, Republican Richard Hudson defeated incumbent Congressman Larry Kissell. Both have given their victory and concession speeches.
As have Robert Pittenger and Jennifer Roberts in the 9th District congressional race. Pittenger had 52 percent of the vote; Roberts had about 45 percent.