Tomorrow (Tuesday) is your last chance to vote in the US House 9th District primary.

Below, find information about voting, a candidate recommendation, and an explanation of GRNC-PVF Recommendations. 

Voting instructions

Primary Election Day for the 9th US House district is Tuesday, May 14, from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM. Click here to find your Election Day polling place.

Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Primary Election Day (May 14) and received by 5 PM 3 days after Primary Election Day (if by mail). Click here to check your voter registration.

Candidate Recommendation

9th Congressional District: Again, there are several pro-gun candidates but, unfortunately, the party “favorite,” NC Senator Dan Bishop, is not foremost among them. Former state senator Fern Shubert is indeed a friend of gun owners, but does not appear to be running an effective campaign. In this race, the standout candidate is Stony Rushing, who is a firing range owner, GRNC supporter and the pick of Mark Harris, the candidate who truly won this election but is not running in the re-vote. Accordingly, GRNC-PVF recommends STONY RUSHING for Congress in the 9th District.






Candidate recommendations versus evaluations: Above are recommendations for effective voting strategies by the Grass Roots North Carolina Political Victory Fund. Candidate recommendations, which are more limited than blanket “endorsements,” are not made in all races, only in races where a clear pro-gun candidate stands out or where strategic voting is necessary to keep anti-gun candidates out of office.

Recommendations differ from GRNC candidate evaluations. While the evaluations are intended to provide an objective measure of where candidates stand on Second Amendment issues, GRNC–PVF recommendations are analytical and therefore subject to interpretation. For a full explanation of GRNC’s objective star evaluations, go to:

Important note: Candidates who lack voting records or other history on Second Amendment issues and who fail to return GRNC’s candidate survey automatically receive a zero star evaluation (0) on the assumption that they are hiding their position from gun voters. Every election year, we receive complaints about ostensibly pro-gun candidates who receive zero star evaluations due to failure to return the survey. Each candidate is mailed a survey to the address he or she registered with the State Board of Elections. If they fail to return the survey, we cannot help candidates who will not help themselves.

This message supporting STONY RUSHING for the United States House of Representatives was authorized and paid for solely by the Grass Roots North Carolina Political Victory Fund.