Donald Trump just scored two major victories that left Nancy Pelosi in tears
Both major political parties walked into one major political fight out for blood.
The winner could prove their side held the inside track for 2020.
And Donald Trump just scored two major victories that left Nancy Pelosi in tears.
On Tuesday night, two special elections were held in the North Carolina’s 9th and 3rd Congressional Districts.
All the attention was focused on the tight race in the 9th district, which Donald Trump carried by 11 points in 2016 but looked to be up in the air because the Republican who won in 2018 was forced to resign after a voter fraud scandal.
Republican Dan Bishop won by over two points after trailing in the polls.
A pre-election rally from Donald Trump made all the difference as the President’s popularity in the district pulled Bishop over the finish line.
In the third district, Republican Greg Murphy over-performed expectations and defeated his Democrat opponent by a greater margin than Trump carried the district by in 2016.
Both parties and their related groups spent heavily in this hotly contested bellwether election in this key 2020 battleground state.
According to an election night analysis provided by Decision Desk HQ, Republican and Republican aligned groups spent more than $6 million on behalf of Bishop’s candidacy, while Democrat and Democrat groups spent more than $3 million on behalf of McCready’s candidacy, and each candidate spent around $2 million. Total spending was about $14 million.
Bishop, a conservative Republican currently serving in the North Carolina State Senate, based his campaign on strong support for the Trump agenda. The president, for his part, strongly supported Bishop. On Monday, the night before the election, Trump appeared with Bishop at a boisterous rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina in the conservative eastern part of the district. At the rally, Trump heavily criticized McCready for supporting the socialist agenda of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Squad.
The uncertainty of the outcome of the special election in the Ninth Congressional District was in sharp contrast to the easy victory Republican candidate Greg Murphy won in the special election held on Tuesday in the state’s Third Congressional District.
Heading into these two special elections, the Fake News Media was all set to push the narrative that the 2020 political environment was just as toxic for Republicans as in 2018.
Democrats winning in the 9th district would send a signal that Trump was a sure loser and that Republicans should be looking to replace the President at the top of the ticket.
But the Fake News Media’s plans blew up in the their face when Bishop won the race by a larger margin than Republicans did in 2018.