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With Republican wins on Sept. 10, seating of 116th Congress finally done

Thursday, September 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Two elections in North Carolina on Tuesday, September 10 decided representation for congressional districts NC3 and NC9.

The race for NC3  to fill the seat of the late Walter Jones Jr. was won by State Rep. Greg Murphy, M.D., a urologic surgeon from Greenville. He won handily with more than 62 percent of the vote. His nearest competitor, former Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas garnered only 37 percent of the vote. The Carolinas Credit Union League and CUNA supported Dr. Murphy’s campaign and look forward to working with him.

The election for NC9 was a rerun of the 2018 election because that race was determined to be subject to fraudulent voting activity supporting candidate Mark Harris. State Senator Dan Bishop (R) won the election over Dan McCready (D), who ran in the first election in 2018. The margin in the race was close, almost 51 percent to almost 49 percent. Bishop won by nearly 4,000 votes.

The winners in both NC3 and NC9 benefited from assistance by President Trump and Vice President Pence. President Trump held rallies in Greenville, NC and in Fayetteville, NC, the latter of which was the night before the election. Vice President Pence also assisted with get out the vote phone calls on Bishop’s behalf. Efforts made by members of the Administration were noted in President Trump’s congratulatory tweet.

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