Nationally, Democrats gained enough seats to take control of the House of Representatives. But they got little help in North Carolina, where Republicans maintained their 10-3 hold on the congressional delegation.
In the most closely watched races, the Rev. Mark Harris held onto the 9th District seat he won in the GOP primary from incumbent Rep. Robert Pittenger. Harris narrowly defeated Democratic challenger Dan McCready in a contest national Democrats thought they needed to secure control of the lower chamber of Congress.
Other close winners included Republican incumbents George Holding of the 2nd District and Mark Walker of the 6th District.
With Democrats taking control of the House, several North Carolina GOP lawmakers will lose leadership posts. Rep. Patrick McHenry (10th District) is deputy majority whip; Rep. Virginia Foxx (5th District) chairs the House Education Committee.
Walker, who heads the influential Republican Study Committee, and Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, also will see their leverage wane in the 116th Congress as they join a congressional minority.
Unofficial results are from the State Board of Elections as of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Winner in bold type, incumbents indicated with *
•Roger Allison (R): 30.1 percent
•G.K. Butterfield (D)*: 69.9 percent
•George Holding (R)*: 51.3 percent
•Jeff Matemu (L): 2.9 percent
•Linda Coleman (D): 45.8 percent
•Walter Jones (R)*: 100 percent
•Barbara Howe (L): 3.6 percent
•Steve A. (Von) Loor (R): 24.0 percent
•David Price (D)*: 72.4 percent
•DD Adams (D): 42.8 percent
•Virginia Foxx (R)*: 57.2 percent
•Mark Walker (R)*: 56.6 percent
•Ryan Watts (D): 43.4 percent
•David Fallin (C): 1.6 percent
•Kyle Horton (D): 42.7 percent
•David Rouzer (R)*: 55.6 percent
•Richard Hudson (R)*: 55.4 percent
•Frank McNeill (D): 44.6 percent
•Mark Harris (R): 49.45 percent
•Dan McCready (D): 48.75 percent
•Jeff Scott (L): 1.8 percent
•Patrick McHenry (R)*: 59.4
•David Brown (D): 40.6 percent
•Clifton Ingram (L): 2.0 percent
• Mark Meadows (R)*: 59.2 percent
•Phillip Price (D): 38.8 percent
•Alma Adams (D)*: 73.7 percent
•Paul Wright (R): 26.7 percent
•Tom Bailey (L): 1.9 percent
•Ted Budd (R)*: 51.8 percent
•Robert Corriher (G): 1.0 percent
•Kathy Manning (D): 45.3 percent