Party primary elections were held on March 3, 2020.
Thom Tillis, current Republican incumbent and former speaker of the North Carolina state House, won more than 78% of the vote. Paul Wright, Larry Holmquist and Sharon Y. Hudson each had between 7% and 8%..
Cal Cunningham, a member of the Army Reserves, lawyer, and a former state senator, won 57% of the vote. State Sen. Erica Smith, a high school teacher and engineer from Northampton County, won less than 35%.
The 2020 United States Senate election in North Carolina will be held on November 3, 2020.