BREAKING: GOP Candidate Dan Bishop Wins Pivotal NC Election After Trump Endorsement

GOP candidate Dan Bishop has won a pivotal, highly publicized North Carolina election days after Trump held a rally on his behalf.

President Trump tweeted in response to the victory:

Dan Bishop was down 17 points 3 weeks ago. He then asked me for help, we changed his strategy together, and he ran a great race. Big Rally last night. Now it looks like he is going to win. @CNN & @MSNBC are moving their big studio equipment and talent out. Stay tuned!

Later, President Trump followed up with:

Fox News reports 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 that was widely seen as a bellwether for the president’s chances in the 2020 election.

Another Republican House candidate won a separate special election in a GOP-leaning district elsewhere in North Carolina earlier Tuesday evening — frustrating Democrats who spent millions trying to avert the clean sweep, only to come up far short.

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“Dan Bishop was down 17 points 3 weeks ago,” Trump wrote on Twitter late Tuesday. “He then asked me for help, we changed his strategy together, and he ran a great race. Big Rally last night. Now it looks like he is going to win. @CNN &@MSNBC are moving their big studio equipment and to talent out. Stay tuned!”

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Bishop led Democrat Dan McCready by just over 4,100 votes (94,984 to 90,824) in the race to represent the GOP-leaning 9th Congressional District.

In 2018, the Republican candidate, Mark Harris, defeated McCready by a much smaller margin — just 905 votes, 139,246 to 138,341. State officials ordered the unusual special election earlier this year, invalidating Harris’ win after uncovering ballot fraud efforts.

“Congratulations to Dan Bishop on his definitive victory tonight in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District,” National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Emmer said in a statement. “North Carolinians rejected the Democrats’ socialist agenda and elected a representative who will defend North Carolina values, and will always fight for freedom and against socialism. I look forward to working with Dan in Congress to hold the Democrats accountable for their extreme agenda.”

Video of President Trump holding a rally for Dan Bishop:

This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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