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Five things about that
double GOP congressional blowout
in North Carolina

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Posted By: Magnante, 9/11/2019 9:18:09 AM

In the swing state of North Carolina, it was happy-dance time for the beleaguered Republicans. Two hotly contested congressional races both went solidly into the GOP camp, helping the Republicans in the crazies-run House. State Sen. Dan Bishop won in the 9th district, and Greg Murphy won in the 3rd district and both will now get the opportunity to tell Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that they are out to lunch. It was a conservative blowout. Five thing stick out about it now: First, straightforward conservatism, President Trump's stellar economy, and not being crazy, all count for something. Dan Bishop's campaign website highlights a very blunt, straight conservative agenda

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Reply 1 - Posted by: anniebc 9/11/2019 9:51:05 AM (No. 177070)
I still say the final tally was too close, but considering the 9th district, it's a good win. And, a bit of a wake up call. We have to do better in 2020. The dems cheated in the last election where only the Republican was accused of cheating, and they will cheat harder than ever everywhere to win. It was harder for them to cheat in these two races because North Carolinians know they cheated in the previous race where a judge threw out the results (I believe) and because the spotlight was on the two (one especially) races. Conservatives get ready for 2020.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 9/11/2019 10:03:35 AM (No. 177088)
Interesting thing, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were popular Presidents and Donald Trump is an unpopular President. Or, at least, so we keep being told. Yet, when Bill Clinton was President, he campaigned for many Democrats. They mostly lost. When Obama was President, he campaigned for many Democrats. They mostly lost. So far, it appears that when Donald Trump campaigns for candidates, they mostly win.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 9/11/2019 10:16:16 AM (No. 177106)
Dems put everything they have got into races like this to win the PR. They lost. In a general election, the dems cannot afford to dump so much money or focus into any particular race. They are tight on cash as well. Smart Republicans will invite Trump to campaign with them for 2020. Trump loves to campaign. Trump's supporters love to see him. Trump has the money coming in to spread around to Republicans who will work with him. But a key takeaway is to seek out good, well vetted candidates. The strength and organization of state Republican organizations is critical. They find candidates and help with get out the vote efforts.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ARKfamily 9/11/2019 10:49:39 AM (No. 177137)
It may have been a narrow win for Dan Bishop but we will take it. It must have been confusing for voters because Dan McCready was campaigning on "Country Over Party" and people obviously bought into it. If Dan McCready had won, would he have really put country over party? Democrats usually do not.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 9/11/2019 11:06:29 AM (No. 177156)
straightforward conservatism, President Trump's stellar economy, and not being crazy, all count for something. Best line of the whole article. I try to read everything Monica writes.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hugh Akston 9/11/2019 12:09:44 PM (No. 177204)
Actually, the Repubs had an uphill fight in NC-9 because it was them, not the Dems, that had the ballot fraud issues with absentee ballot harvesting by a Repub operative. Ballot harvesting is only legal in CA apparently. The results of the first election were thrown out because of Republican malfeasance.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: buckeye1 9/11/2019 12:19:16 PM (No. 177213)
The Dem in Cong.#9 ran as a ''moderste'' Dem not as a mainstream democrat socialist.
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