PoliticsRepublican Greg Murphy wins special election in NC's 3rd District
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The win comes just over a year after his unexpected death in 2018.
Republican state Rep. Greg Murphy is projected to win the special election Tuesday in North Carolina's 3rd District for a seat vacated following the death of Republican Rep. Walter Jones Jr. earlier this year.
Murphy bested Democrat Allen Thomas, the former mayor of Greenville, in the coastal North Carolina district by about 20 points with 75 percent of the district's precincts reporting.
The district, which backed President Trump over Hillary Clinton by more than 23 points in 2016, was expected to remain in Republican hands.
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The battle over control in both chambers of Congress is heating up, especially as more than a dozen lawmakers have announced their retirements.
"One down, one to go - Greg Murphy is projected to win in the Great State of North Carolina! #NC03," Trump celebrated on Twitter.
One down, one to go - Greg Murphy is projected to win in the Great State of North Carolina!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
There is also a hotly contested special election Tuesday in North Carolina's 9th District, where GOP state Rep. Dan Bishop is facing off against Democrat Dan McCready.
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