2012 NC Congressional candidate comparison

Comparison of U.S. House of Representatives candidates in North Carolina general election on Nov. 6, 2012

Questions 1–6 are from the North Carolina Family Policy Council's Voter Guide General Election 2012 at ncfamily.org/voterguide2012. For more information about candidates and issues, see the voter guide.

In the table U.S. House of Representatives candidates below, grouped by district, each candidate's name links to their website. An asterisk (*) indicates an incumbent.

Note on personhood and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

In recent years the pro-life movement has placed increased emphasis on the personhood of all human beings. Personhood was a crucial issue in Roe v. Wade. Justice Harry Blackmun wrote, “If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment.”


  1. Should the United States Constitution be amended to include the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman?
  2. Should federal law extend health and other benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees?
  3. Should organizations that provide abortions be allowed to receive federal funds?
  4. Should the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) be repealed?
  5. Should human embryos be used for research purposes?
  6. Should U.S. Foreign Aid be specifically tied to provisions that promote the rights and recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) groups and individuals in other countries?
  7. Do you support legislation that declares all human beings to be persons (no exceptions) and protects their right to life guaranteed by the 14th Amendment? An example of such legislation is S. 91, the Life at Conception Act.
  8. Should aborticide (induced abortion) be totally abolished?
  9. Should the ban on sodomy in the U.S. military be restored?
  10. Should Obamacare be repealed?
  11. Before the electoral votes are accepted by Congress, should the President-elect be required to present tangible evidence (not just an image on the Internet) that he or she is a natural-born citizen?
  12. Do you support legislation requiring that genetically engineered foods sold in interstate commerce be labeled as such?
    (This would be federal legislation similar to the proposed state legislation Proposition 37, which is on the general election ballot in California this year.)

Central North Carolina districts and candidates for U.S. House of Representatives

Dist. Candidate 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Contact information
1 G.K. Butterfield* (D) no response no response www.gkbutterfield.com/contact/
Pete DiLauro (R) Y1 N1 N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y petedilauro@embarqmail.com
Darryl Holloman (L) N2 N2 N2 Y2 N2 N2 no response Darryl@hollomanforcongress.com
2 Steve Wilkins (D) no response no response spw@wilkinsforcongress.org
Renee Ellmers* (R) no response no response renee@reneeforcongress.com
Brian Irving3 (L) N Y N N N N no response brian@libertypoint.org
4 David Price* (D) no response no response price.house.gov/contact/contact_form.shtml
(constituents only)
Tim D'Annunzio (R) no response no response info@timvote.com
6 Tony Foriest (D) no response no response ffc@foriestforcongress.com
Howard Coble* (R) no response no response coble_campaign@msn.com
7 Mike McIntyre* (D) Y N N N N N no response mcintyreforms.house.gov/contact/
David Rouzer (R) Y N N N N N no response david@davidrouzer.com
13 Charles Malone (D) no response no response charles.malone92@gmail.com
George Holding (R) Y N N N N N4 no response george@georgeholdingforcongress.com
  1. See DiLauro's comments in the NC Family Policy Council's voter guide.
  2. See Holloman's comments in the NC Family Policy Council's voter guide.
  3. See Irving's comments at the North Carolina Family Policy Council's voter guide website.
  4. Holding commented, "Absolutely NOT."

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