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PoliticsRepublican Greg Murphy wins special election in NC's 3rd District

05:30  11 september  2019
05:30  11 september  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Trump takes victory lap after Republicans win in North Carolina

Trump takes victory lap after Republicans win in North Carolina President Trump took a victory lap Tuesday night after a pair of Republican victories in North Carolina, including a highly competitive 9th Congressional District race that saw Dan Bishop edge out a critical win in what was seen as a bellwether for the GOP. 

A special election will be held in 2019 to fill the vacancy in North Carolina ' s 3 rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for the remainder of the 116th United States

With all precincts in North Carolina ’ s 3 rd Congressional District reporting unofficial results, urologist and state Rep. Greg Murphy topped the 17-candidate Republican Without a Jones on the ballot, the special election attracted a huge field. Jones won a three-way Republican primary in 2018 and ran

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.

Republican Greg Murphy wins special election in NC's 3rd District© Facebook Republican Greg Murphy wins special election in NC's 3rd District

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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Greg Murphy will win the Republican nomination in North Carolina ' s 3 rd Congressional District special election , CNN projects, setting up a general election fight with Democratic nominee Allen Thomas "Congratulations to @DrGregMurphy1 on winning the Republican nomination in # NC 03!

" NC - 3 " redirects here. For the airplane NC - 3 , see Curtiss NC . North Carolina ' s 3 rd congressional district is located on the Atlantic coast of North Carolina . Democrat Allen M. Thomas is running against Republican and state representative Greg Murphy .[5].

"One down, one to go - Greg Murphy is projected to win in the Great State of North Carolina! #NC03," Trump celebrated on Twitter.

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.

North Carolina special elections: what to watch.
More than 10 months after Election Day, the final votes of the 2018 midterms will be cast on Tuesday in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. Democrat Dan McCready, a Marine Corps veteran, appeared to suffer a narrow defeat -- by fewer than 1,000 votes -- to Republican Mark Harris last November, but evidence of ballot fraud by a GOP operative connected with Harris surfaced before the results could be certified. State investigators' long inquest drew national attention and, after a dramatic February finale, the North Carolina election board voted to re-run the race.

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