On January 5, Congressman Mel Watt of North Carolina resigned from the U.S. House. On January 6, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said the special election to fill his seat will be held on November 4, 2014. See this story. The Governor said it would be too expensive to hold a special election earlier.
McCrory is a Republican. The seat is considered a safe Democratic seat, and Watt is a Democrat. UPDATE: see this analysis of the state’s decision to postpone the election until November 2014.