[Ed. – Greg Murphy was projected to win handily in NC-3, and did. (The election in that district was held because the previous incumbent, Republican Walter Jones, died in office.) Dan Bishop in NC-9 was down to the wire — although his opponent, Democrat Dan McCready, had a war chest far bigger (over $4 million to Bishop’s $1+ million). Much of McCready’s money reportedly came from out of state.]
North Carolina State Senator Dan Bishop has secured the win late Tuesday night against Democrat Dan McCready in a high-profile Congressional special election that both national parties had their eyes on.
Though President Trump won North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District by 12 points, the race was considered extremely competitive heading into Tuesday. Bishop’s win is a morale boost for Republicans heading into 2020, after losing the House majority in 2018 and a string of Republican retirements. …
The loss for McCready comes after 27 months of campaigning throughout the state’s district.