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Democrats conceded on Wednesday that Donald Trump’s election eve rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, energized the GOP base, who turned out at higher levels than anticipated and drove Republican Dan Bishop to victory in Tuesday’s special election in the state’s Ninth Congressional District.
As Fox News reported:
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Even Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairwoman Cheri Bustos acknowledged that the president contributed to Bishop’s win, writing in a statement, “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.
As Breitbart News reported, Bishop’s two point victory, 51 percent to 49 percent, a margin of almost 4,000 votes, was greater than the 905 vote victory of Republican Mark Harris in the 2018 midterm election in the district, also over McCready, which was not certified by the North Carolina State Board of Elections, which subsequently ordered yesterday’s special election.
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Trump was quick to claim credit for his role in Bishop’s victory, as he did in this tweet moments before the race was called for Bishop on Tuesday:
Three hours later, when Bishop’s victory was official, Trump praised both...
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