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The Fourth Congressional district of North Carolinamarker is located in the central region of the state and contains most of the area commonly known as The Triangle. It includes all of Durhammarker and Orangemarker counties, part of Wake Countymarker and a small section of Chatham Countymarker. The 4th district picks up the most Republican areas of Wake County, such as Apex, Cary, and much of North Raleigh in order to help make the neighboring 13th and 2nd districts more Democratic. For instance, Barack Obama defeated John McCain in the Wake County portion of the district in 2008 by 51-48%, a difference of less than 8,000 votes in between the two candidates.In contrast, Obama won Wake County overall by a much greater margin of 56-43%, and Obama swept the 4th district as a whole by 63-36%. Any Republican strength in Wake County is more than balanced out by the two Democratic strongholds of Orange and Durham Counties, where Obama received 72% and 76%, respectively, his two best counties in the entire state. The presence of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hillmarker and Duke Universitymarker, as well as a large African-American population in Durham County help contribute to the liberal nature of the 4th district. In its current form, the 4th district has a Cook PVI of D+8, making it the most Democratic white-majority district in the entire South outside of South Floridamarker and Northern Virginia.

The district is currently being represented by 11-term Congressman David Price, a former political science professor at Duke who was first elected in 1986, ousting one-term Republican incumbent Bill Cobey . Price was reelected in 1988, 1990, and 1992, but he was defeated in his bid for a fifth term in 1994 by Republican Fred Heineman, the Raleigh Police Chief, in a generally bad year for Democrats in North Carolina. Price came back to defeat Heineman in a rematch in 1996, and has been reelected each time since then by large margins, usually with more than 60% of the vote. In 2008, Price defeated Republican challenger B.J. Lawson in the 2008 general election.

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 63 - 36%
2004 President Kerry 55 - 44%
2000 President Gore 53 - 46%


List of representatives

Representative Party Years District Residence Note

John Steele Pro-Administration April 19, 1790 – March 3, 1791 Redistricted to the 1st district
Hugh Williamson Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793 Redistricted from the 2nd district
Alexander Mebane Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Absalom Tatom Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 – June 1, 1796 Resigned
William F. Strudwick Democratic-Republican November 28, 1796 – March 3, 1797
Richard Stanford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 – March 3, 1803 Redistricted to the 8th district
William Blackledge Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1809
John Stanly Federalist March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811
William Blackledge Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813
William Gaston Federalist March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817
Jesse Slocumb Federalist March 4, 1817 – December 20, 1820 Died
William S. Blackledge Democratic-Republican February 7, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Richard D. Spaight, Jr. Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
John Heritage Bryan Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827
Adams March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829
Jesse Speight Jacksonian March 4, 1829– March 3, 1837
Charles B. Shepard Whig March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Democratic March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
William H. Washington Whig March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Edmund Deberry Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Redistricted from the 7th district
Alfred Dockery Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Augustine H. Shepperd Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851
James T. Morehead Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Sion H. Rogers Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Lawrence O'Bryan Branch Democratic March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1861
Civil War and Reconstruction
John T. Deweese Republican July 6, 1868 – February 28, 1870 Resigned
John Manning, Jr. Democratic December 7, 1870 – March 3, 1871
Sion H. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
William A. Smith Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Joseph J. Davis Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1881
William R. Cox Democratic March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1887
John Nichols Independent March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Benjamin H. Bunn Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895
William F. Strowd Populist March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
John W. Atwater Independent Populist March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901
Edward W. Pou Democratic March 4, 1901 – April 1, 1934 Died
Harold D. Cooley Democratic July 7, 1934 – December 30, 1966 Resigned
James C. Gardner Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1969
Nick Galifianakis Democratic January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1973 Redistricted from the 5th district
Ike F. Andrews Democratic January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1985
Bill Cobey Republican January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1987
David Price Democratic January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
Fred Heineman Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997
David Price Democratic January 3, 1997 – Present


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