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PoliticsN Carolina special election tests Trump, 2020 GOP prospects

15:35  10 september  2019
15:35  10 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Analysis: Trump faces more 2020 danger if Democrat scores upset in N. Carolina special election

Analysis: Trump faces more 2020 danger if Democrat scores upset in N. Carolina special election The closely watched Sept. 10 vote will fill a House seat that is vacant after last year's results were invalidated due to election fraud.

And it’s driving the election in North Carolina ’s 9th District, which Trump carried handily in 2016 but became a surprising 2018 swing seat amid broad The president will hold a rally for Republican nominee Dan Bishop on Monday night in Fayetteville, seeking to boost GOP turnout on one end of the

North Carolinians will finally decide the last election of the 2018 midterms on Tuesday — and offer a glimpse of how Democrats might challenge President Trump in 2020 . That unpopularity is not only threatening Trump ’s own reelection prospects but jeopardizing GOP House seats across the country.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — 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.

North Carolina special election: Democrats have a chance in a heavily Trump district

North Carolina special election: Democrats have a chance in a heavily Trump district The seemingly never-ending election to represent North Carolina's 9th Congressional District will (probably) come to a close on Tuesday. © Getty Images/AP Democrat Dan McCready and Republican Dan Bishop For those who don't recall, credible allegations of ballot fraud caused the State Board of Elections to order a new election in the district after the final tally found Republican Mark Harris ahead of Democrat Dan McCready by fewer than 1,000 votes. Harris decided not to run again in the special election. Instead, McCready will face off against Republican Dan Bishop.

According to a report at Politico, the special election being held in North Carolina to fill a House seat left open due to political chicanery could hold the key to Donald Trump ’s fortunes in the 2020 election . With the president headed to North Carolina Monday night to stump for Republican nominee Dan

President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Sept. FAYETTEVILLE, N .C. — President Donald Trump put his political prowess on the line on Monday, campaigning here on the eve of a special election seen as a bellwether for his own contest next year.

N Carolina special election tests Trump, 2020 GOP prospects© Provided by The Associated Press President Donald Trump, left, gives his support to Dan Bishop, right, a Republican running for the special North Carolina 9th District U.S. Congressional race as he speaks at a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Trump carried the district by 11 points in 2016. Both sides see the race as too close to call.

More than half the district's votes likely will come from Charlotte's suburbs. When Democrats retook the House in 2018, many of their pickups were in suburbs.

The Latest: Pelosi swears in 2 North Carolina congressmen.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has sworn in two Republicans who won special elections in North Carolina last week. 

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