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In a major victory for both President Trump and national Republicans, North Carolina GOP state Sen. Dan Bishop was projected to win a fiercely contested special U.S. House election for the 9th District that was widely seen as a bellwether for the president's chances in the 2020 election.
And another Republican House candidate, Greg Murphy, decisively won a separate special election in North Carolina's more solidly GOP-leaning 3rd District earlier Tuesday evening -- frustrating Democrats who spent millions trying to make a splash in the state.
Even Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairwoman Cheri Bustos acknowledged that the president contributed to Bishop's win, writing in a statement that "we fell an inch short tonight, but it took more than $6 million in outside Republican spending and a last-minute Trump rally" to seal Democratic candidate Dan McCready's fate in the 9th District.
The clean sweep heartened the president, who has long emphasized the national implications at stake. Trump unloaded on McCready in the fiery rally on Monday night, telling attendees that "to stop the far-left, you must vote in tomorrow's special election."
That effort, Trump said late Tuesday, had clearly paid dividends. (See Trump Tweet image)
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Gandalf77
The honesty that sold out his supporters during the run up to the Democratic convention in 2016? That honesty?
Honesty? I doubt he remembers what the word means.
originally posted by: JustJohnny
a reply to: TheRedneck
Isn’t North Carolina almost always a red state??
The present policies of the DNC (open borders, maximum socialism, higher taxes, special interests over majority needs, and a slower economy) seem to be too much for the Tarheels, despite recent leftward moves in the state.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
That's why I find this election telling for 2020. If the Democrats cannot take the easiest state there is in the South to take, with every advantage in the book, well, there's just not a lot of hope nationally for them.
So, what did you think of this as a 2020 barometer, do you agree with your liberal collegues on television?
originally posted by: Sillyolme
The results were on the crawl at the bottom of the screen on MSNBC until the election was called.
No one was silent.
pushing the divide.