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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:24 PM

GOP Holds NC House Seat, Easing Fears Of Democratic Momentum

By ALAN FRAM
8 minutes ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election Tuesday for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a Democratic capture of a GOP-leaning district. But his narrow victory did not erase questions about whether President Donald Trump and his party’s congressional candidates face troubling headwinds approaching 2020.

Bishop, 55, a state senator best known for a North Carolina law dictating which public bathrooms transgender people can use, defeated centrist Democrat Dan McCready. Bishop was the beneficiary of an election-eve rally in the district headlined by Trump, who told the crowd a victory would be “the first steps to firing Speaker Nancy Pelosi and winning back the House in 2020.”

McCready, 36, a former Marine turned financier of solar energy projects, was banking on the district’s suburban moderates to carry him over the top. He was already a familiar name in the district: He narrowly trailed in an election for the seat last November that was later invalidated after evidence surfaced of vote tampering.

Tuesday’s election had been seen as too close to call, in itself an ominous sign for Republicans. Trump won the district by 11 percentage points in 2016, and a loss would have been a worrisome preface to the party’s campaigns next year. Republicans have held the seat since 1963.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:26 PM

1. Thank God for the Trump Rally!

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:30 PM

2. "conservative Republican.....centrist Democrat....."

How come no one's ever a middle-of-the-road Republican or a far-left-wing extremist Democrat?

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:35 PM

3. ".....went from a 905 vote GOP win in 2018 to over a 4000 vote win tonight....."

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:08 AM

4. ... and there it is, the classic Lefty excuse #24

He just wasn't far left enough.

Just drive that bus right over the cliff again and again. Then, when the real world sees your candidate for the radical Socialist/Commie they really are and runs, screaming away form them ... whine for a few years that you were cheated.

"Maybe Dems would have won with an energized, unabashed progressive? "

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287272378#post36

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:15 AM

5. The Trump Train is running at full speed!

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