North Carolina is in the spotlight this election cycle. North Carolina has an open U.S. Senate seat. The Senate race between Rep. Ted Budd (R) and Cheri Beasley (D) could tip control of the U.S. Senate. (Incumbent Sen. Richard Burr (R) is not seeking re-election.) Republicans need to hold this Senate seat if they are going to win majority control in the Senate.
NC-01: Sandy Smith