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(CNSNews.com) - President Donald Trump is hailing "TWO BIG VICTORIES" in North Carolina:
Republican Dan Bishop won the special election in North Carolina's Ninth Congressional Distrct on Tuesday, with 50.7 percent of the vote to Democrat Dan McCready's 48.7 percent. Bishop received 96,081 votes, 3,937 more than McCready's 92,144.
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According to The New York Times, "experts" viewed the race as a "test of President Trump’s clout in suburban areas" heading into the 2020 election. Trump won this district by 12 points in 2016.
And Republican Gregory Murphy easily defeated Democrat Allen Thomas in North Carolina's Third Congressional District on Tuesday, 61.7 percent to 37.5 percent.
Election - Results - Response - Sides
The election results drew a response from both sides.
Tom Perez, the Democrat National Committee chairman, issued the following statement, saying Republicans should "fear" Bishop's victory:
Dan - McCready - Race - Outcome - Values
Dan McCready ran an extraordinary race, and although the final outcome isn’t what we hoped for, he stood up for Democratic values and inspired voters across North Carolina’s 9th District. These close results in a district Trump won by double digits should send waves of fear through the Republican Party at every level. Dan campaigned on the issues that matter most to working families. From lowering health care costs to strengthening our public schools, protecting the right to vote, and fighting for the middle class, he puts the people of his community, not corporate profits and special interests, first. As a Marine Corps veteran, he knows what it means to serve his country honorably, and I have no doubt that he has a bright future.
This was an election that never should have had to take place, but Republicans plotted to tamper with the ballots in the last election. And while the GOP will no doubt continue to do everything they can to suppress the vote, especially in communities of color, Democrats will never stop fighting...
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