Republican Dan Bishop wins North Carolina special election

Republican Dan Bishop eked out a win in a special election Tuesday in a longtime GOP House district in North Carolina that had become a harbinger for the 2020 general election.

The narrow victory provides bragging rights for President Trump but also a moral victory for Democrats who came close to flipping a district that has been in Republican hands for more than 50 years.

With 99% of the precincts reporting, Mr. Bishop captured 50.9% of the vote to Democrat Dan McCready’s 48.5%. The Republican’s margin of victory was 4,160 votes out of about 185,808 cast.

They had been in a neck-and-neck race heading into Election Day. Their closely watched race pitted Mr. Bishop’s pro-Trump campaign against Mr. McCready’s run as a moderate Democrat hoping to ride to Washington on an anti-Trump wave building in the Charlotte suburbs.


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