Price Joins Coble, Jones As Congressional Race Winners
Posted November 5, 2002 9:21 a.m. EST
RALEIGH, N.C. — Democrat David Price turned back two political novices Tuesday to capture his eighth term in the Fourth Congressional District.
In other races, Howard Coble and Walter Jones, Jr. also won.
In unofficial returns, Price has 71 percent of the vote, with Republican Tuan Nguyen at 26 percent and Libertarian Ken Nelson with the remaining three percent with 39 percent of the vote counted.
The former Duke University professor was one of three North Carolina members who voted against a resolution authorizing President Bush to use military force in Iraq.
Price also was a member of a congressional panel that held hearings around the country on ways to upgrade the nation's voting equipment and increase voter participation.
Coble, meanwhile, is going back to Washington as Sixth District representative.
Coble, the senior member of North Carolina's House delegation, was challenged only by Libertarian Tara Grubb of High Point. Early totals showed him with 86 percent of the vote.
Jones, Jr., has won a fifth term as Third District congressman. Jones faced only Libertarian Gary Goodson, and early returns showed Jones with 92 percent of the vote.
Jones, whose father was a congressman from eastern North Carolina, serves on the Armed Services Committee.
In other races in which a winner has been declared:
Robin Hayes, R, elected U.S. House, District 8, North Carolina.