Congressional candidate Dan Bishop secures a narrow victory to represent North Carolina’s 9th District, just one day after President Trump held a rally in Fayetteville to mobilize support.
Bishop won the September 10 special election after securing 50.8% of the vote, while his opponent Dan McCready came in at a close 48.6%.
President Trump has since weighed in on the election tweeting, “Dan Bishop was down 17 points 3 weeks ago. He then asked me for help, we changed his strategy together, and he ran a great race. Big Rally last night. Now it looks like he is going to win.”
The president won the 9th District by 12 points during the 2016 presidential election, but recent polling indicated the race was neck and neck.
During the Fayetteville rally on September 9th, President Trump urged voters to go to the polls voting for Bishop touting him for his conservative policy stances.
He continued by slamming Bishop’s opponent saying a vote for him is a vote for open borders and socialism.
The special election is essentially a redo since the North Carolina State Board of Elections dismissed the previous results over allegations of voter fraud.
Mark Harris ran against McCready in the previous election and allegedly won, but by a margin of less than one thousand votes.
According to The Hill, the only poll findings that were recorded have indicated the pair were tied- signaling a close race.
President Trump’s visit comes about two months after his latest North Carolina rally which was held at the Williams Arena in Greenville.