This mid-term election is the last time Eastern North Carolina voters will see Rep. Walter Jones's name on the ballot.
If Jones keeps his seat this year, his campaign has confirmed that he will not seek re-election in 2020.
Jones is running for his 12th term in office against Craven County Commissioner Scott Dacey and former challenger Phil Law in a tough Republican primary race. The latest Civitas poll shows Jones leading by nine points, with 21 percent of likely primary voters undecided. There's no Democratic candidate running for the 3rd congressional district seat.
The primary election is on May 8. North Carolina has semi-closed primaries, meaning unaffiliated voters can cast their ballot in either party's primary elections.