Republican Dan Bishop Wins North Carolina Congressional Seat With Trump’s Support

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from The Wall Street Journal,

Do-over vote stemming from ballot tampering seen as bellwether for the 2020 election.

Voters in a conservative congressional district picked President Trump ally Republican Dan Bishop in Tuesday’s special election instead of a Democrat who had promised to seek compromise in Washington.

Mr. Bishop, a 55-year-old state senator who campaigned on a promise to be in lockstep with Mr. Trump, defeated Democrat Dan McCready in the Ninth Congressional District based in the suburbs of Charlotte.

In his victory speech, Mr. Bishop said he would go to Washington to protect the border, fight Democrats in the House and support the Trump agenda. “Under this president, America is great again,” he said.

Mr. McCready, a 36-year-old veteran and entrepreneur, had campaigned as a centrist, emphasizing his service as a Marine in the Iraq war and pledging to put country over party.

Mr. McCready said late Tuesday he was proud that the campaign came so close to carrying a reliably Republican district.

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