The Democratic National Campaign Committee has for the past several months made the Congressional special elections in North Carolina a referendum on the Trump administration and its policies.
Well, the results are now in. Both Republican candidates won handily.
Sign of KAG 2020 Landslide?
According to the Daily Caller’s Capitol Hill reporter Henry Rodgers:
North Carolina Republican candidates Dan Bishop and Greg Murphy won the state’s special elections on Tuesday in the ninth and third Congressional Districts, after continued support from President Donald Trump.
Bishop, a state senator defeated Democrat Dan McCready with 50.47 percent of the vote compared to McCready’s 48.9 percent, with 86% of the vote counted, after millions of dollars were spent on this election. This comes after one of the largest pro-Trump super PACs backed Bishop in the special election, spending over $200,000 in independent expenditures on the Bishop campaign.
Valor America’s Joseph Arlinghaus in an email stated:
Despite almost $10 million in money from the outside for the Democrat in the suburbs of Charlotte and Democratic attempts to make him sound moderate, Republican Dan Bishop has won tonight by more than a 2% margin. That’s excellent.
And along the Outer Banks, Dr. Greg Murphy crushed his opponent by a 24% margin.
The Democrats threw everything but the kitchen sink at North Carolina and they came up short. Surprisingly short from their perspective. This is a momentum booster for the President and for candidates for Congress nationwide who wonder if they should stand close to Donald Trump.
These victories come two days before the third Democratic presidential primary debate in Houston, Texas. These wins were a test of the ability of the Trump campaign’s strategy to win back the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020.
President Trump has shown the ability to fire up his base and get Republicans elected to Congress.
VIDEO: Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina for Dan Bishop – #GlobalNews.
The Key Issues in 2020
It is becoming more and more apparent that there are three key issues that will shape the 2020 election: immigration, the economy and the Second Amendment. All three are to the advantage of the Republican Party.
While there is still over a year before the Presidential election on Tuesday, November 3rd these wins were important for both parties. The Democrats lost, the Republicans won. It’s as simple as that.
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