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PoliticsTrump, with eye on 2020, seeks to bolster North Carolina Republican

16:55  09 september  2019
16:55  09 september  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Последние твиты от Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump). 45th President of the United States of America🇺🇸. Washington, DC. Just talked to Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina as Hurricane Dorian ominously comes up the East Coast.

RALEIGH, N . C . — When Republicans took control of virtually every lever of North Carolina ’s state government for the first time since Reconstruction, they set out to transform the historically moderate Southern state into a more conservative stronghold. That was less than seven years ago.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is going all-out to try to keep a district of North Carolina in the Republican column in a special congressional election on Tuesday that may serve as a bellwether for his own fortunes in 2020.

Trump, with eye on 2020, seeks to bolster North Carolina Republican© Reuters/Bryan Woolston FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump greets supports as he arrives at a campaign rally in Cincinnati

Trump heads to Fayetteville, a city in North Carolina's 9th district, on Monday to rally voters on the eve of the vote, a repeat of a 2018 congressional election that was tainted by fraud. Both political parties expect the results on Tuesday to be close and to provide clues about what is ahead in presidential and congressional elections next year.

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The 2020 election in North Carolina will make that look like nothing. North Carolina will be a swing state in President Donald Trump ’s After breaking the supermajority in the General Assembly, N . C . Democrats will seek to add to those gains, with eyes on overall control of the state legislature.

"Looking forward to being in the North Carolina tomorrow night. We’re having a BIG RALLY for a great guy, Dan Bishop," Trump tweeted on Sunday, referring to the Republican nominee, a 55-year-old state senator who has embraced Trump's policies and some of his political tactics.

"North Carolina, vote for Dan Bishop tomorrow," Trump added Monday morning. "We need him badly in Washington!"

Vice President Mike Pence is also campaigning for Bishop, delivering remarks at a "Get out the Vote" event with the candidate in the town of Wingate on Monday before joining Trump later Monday evening in Fayetteville.

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In North Carolina , Republican politicians have been found guilty of splitting lines up so Democratic voters are concentrated in one district — generally city But North Carolina , in particular, has a long history of gerrymandering. In the midterms, state Republicans received less than half of the overall

Mr. Trump has given no indication that he will decline to seek a second term. Asked about those Republicans who seem to be eyeing 2020 , a White House spokeswoman, Lindsay Walters, fired a warning Grievous setbacks in the midterm elections of 2018 could bolster challengers in the party.

The sprawling 9th district, a combination of suburban and rural areas stretching south and east of the city of Charlotte, has been represented by Republicans in Congress for decades, and voted for Trump by about 12 percentage points in 2016. For the region to refuse to elect a Republican to Congress now would be a worrisome sign for the president and his party.

But Democrats are daring to hope for an upset by their candidate, Dan McCready, that would build on their takeover of the House of Representatives from Republicans in elections last year and make further inroads in "Trump country."

North Carolina's 9th district was already getting more competitive in 2018, when McCready lost narrowly before state officials ruled the election was tainted by an absentee-ballot fraud scheme that benefited McCready's then-opponent, Republican Mark Harris. A new election was ordered, and Harris declined to run again.

N Carolina special election tests Trump, 2020 GOP prospects

N Carolina special election tests Trump, 2020 GOP prospects Republicans are hoping an eleventh-hour pep talk from President Donald Trump will help them win Tuesday's special congressional election in North Carolina. The race could shed light on Republicans' chances of retaking the U.S. House and Trump's reelection prospects in 2020. At a rally in Fayetteville on Monday night, Trump campaigned for conservative state Sen. Dan Bishop. Opposing Bishop is moderate Democrat Dan McCready, a former Marine who narrowly trailed in an election for the seat last year that was invalidated after evidence of election fraud surfaced.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — With Donald J. Trump ’s decisive victory in New Hampshire and no strong runner-up among a pack of also-rans, the Republican race barreled into South Carolina on Wednesday shadowed by a question: whether any alternative candidate can gain enough support to threaten Mr

The 2020 United States Senate election in North Carolina will be held on November 3, 2020 , to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of North Carolina

Republicans nominated Bishop, whose campaign ads have said McCready "admires socialism" and linked him to the "Squad," a group of progressive Democrats in the House that Trump has repeatedly attacked.

"I'll go to Congress and fight these clowns for you," Bishop says in one ad, while walking among bobbing clown-like figures with the faces of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other "Squad" lawmakers superimposed on them.

McCready, 36, a small businessman and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has focused his race on healthcare, education and the pay of North Carolina teachers.

"He (Bishop) is not running against a socialist, he's running against a capitalist, who's built a business from scratch," McCready told CNN. "He's running against a United States Marine."

Bishop's campaign says the most important issues are taxes, the economy and immigration. Trump in his Sunday tweet called Bishop "strong on crime, Borders, your Military and our Vets." On Monday he blasted McCready as "a far left Sanctuary Cities supporter."

Polling indicates a tight race, with turnout a key factor. Early voting in some places was interrupted by Hurricane Dorian last week, although it was then extended into the weekend for many affected areas.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Susan Heavey and Chizu Nomiyama)

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Republicans shouldn't get too excited about North Carolina.
President Trump took a victory lap on Twitter last night, crediting himself with Dan Bishop's win in North Carolina's 9th congressional district, and bragging that Bishop would have lost without him. TweetBut Bishop merely retained a congressional seat drawn by Republicans for Republicans. This close shave should serve as a serious warning to conservatives that 2020, up and down the ticket, will be a blood bath if things keep going like this. Southern suburbs are showing an increasing impatience with Trump's Republican Party, such that the GOP cannot bank on winning in states like North Carolina and Georgia.

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