“This was the seat the Democrats believed was going to be a bellwether signaling big trouble for Trump!” -Laura Ingraham
BIG NIGHT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019
Reported Earlier by Gregg Re | Fox News
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.
McCready’s campaign spent approximately $4.7 million on the race, while Bishop’s spent only $1.9 million. Outside spending primarily from national party committees helped Bishop to the tune of $5.8 million, though, compared to McCready’s roughly $1.4 million.
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.
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Huge victories tonight in North Carolina in NC-3 & especially NC-9.
Congrats to Congressmen-elect Murphy & Bishop!@realDonaldTrump made a personal difference in NC and lent his entire operation to the team effort.
Disappointing for media who already had 2020 script written!
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) September 11, 2019
Tonight, Republican Dan Bishop won Cumberland County, North Carolina—a county with a 35% black population, by .3%
Donald Trump lost Cumberland County in 2016 by over 20,000 votes
Tonight Republicans won it back.
Black America is waking up
This is HISTORIC
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 11, 2019