WRAL has a list, which includes the most recent drop-outs: Dan Soucek and Fletcher Hartsell.
- Sen. Tom Apodaca R-Henderson
- Sen. Stan Bingham R-Davidson
- Sen. Bob Rucho R-Mecklenburg
- Sen. Buck Newton R-Wilson (Running for Attorney General)
- Sen. Josh Stein D-Wake (Running for Attorney General)
- Rep. Dan Bishop – R-Mecklenburg (Running for State Senate)
- Rep. Brian Brown 0 R-Pitt (Resigned 10/6/15)
- Rep. Rayne Brown – R-Davidson
- Rep. Rick Catlin – R-New Handover
- Rep. Leo Daughtry – R-Johnston
- Sen. Fletcher Hartsell – R-Cabarrus
- Rep. Bryan Holloway – R-Stokes (Resigned 10/23/15)
- Rep. James Langdon Jr. – R-Johnston
- Rep. Jacqueline Schaffer – R-Mecklenburg
- Sen. Dan Soucek – R-Watauga
- Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam – R-Wake
- Rep. Roger West – R-Cherokee
- Rep. Chris Whitmire – R-Transylvania
- Rep. Paul Tine – U-Dare
- Rep. Nathan Baskerville – D-Vance
- Rep. Tricia Cotham – D-Mecklenburg
- Rep. Rick Glazier – D-Cumberland (Resigned, went to NC Justice Center 8/15/15)
- Rep. Ken Waddell – D-Columbus
Carolina Journal reports on the details of this year’s filings for 2016.
RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, and 2nd District U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers are among high-profile Republican incumbents who have drawn Republican primary opponents, but 54 other candidates were, in effect, elected to the General Assembly on Monday because nobody chose to run against them from either party when filing ended.
According to the State Board of Elections filing lists, 62 Republican candidates in the House have no primary opponents, and 22 of them will run uncontested in the general election, barring write-in or unaffiliated candidate challenges. There are 74 Democrats with no primary opponents, and 19 of them will face no challenger in the general election.
In the Senate, 36 Republicans are unopposed in the primary, and 29 Democrats are unchallenged. Of those, 13 candidates will be unchallenged in the general election as well — nine Republicans and four Democrats.