Republican Dr. Greg Murphy has won the special election in North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, where he will succeed the late Rep. Walter Jones (R), who passed away in February.
The Associated Press called the race with 44 percent of precincts reporting. Murphy had 59 percent of the vote while his opponent, Democrat Allen Thomas had 44 percent of the vote.
Murphy was expected to win the district, which leans heavily Republican. Jones had served 13 terms in the district and President Donald Trump won the district by 23 points in 2016.