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North Carolina: Republican backed by Trump wins fiercely contested House seat

North Carolina: Republican backed by Trump wins fiercely contested House



Contest in a usually reliably Republican seat had been seen as a proxy battle for next year’s race for the White HouseRepublicans have won a fiercely contested special election in North Carolina, narrowly escaping what could have been a serious setback for Donald Trump and his 2020 re-election campaign.The conservative state senator Dan Bishop beat out the Democrat Dan McCready, a former Marine who earned a master’s degree in business from Harvard, in a race that remained neck-and-neck for most of the night. Bishop had 50.8% of the vote to McCready’s 48.8% as of late Tuesday evening, with 99% of precincts reporting. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/10/north-carolina-ninth-district-results-bishop-mccready-trump

Author : Joan E Greve in Washington

Publish date : 2019-09-11 02:26:40

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