North Carolina 3rd CD; Special Election Sept 10 2019 - R Win (No Pickup)

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North Carolina 3rd CD; Special Election Sept 10 2019 - R Win (No Pickup)

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Post by Addie » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:34 pm

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Republican lawmakers expressed shock & disappointment at heavy defeat suffered by woman candidate

Heavy loss by female candidate in Republican NC runoff sparks shock

Republican lawmakers expressed shock and disappointment at the heavy defeat suffered by a woman candidate in a North Carolina primary runoff despite earning prominent endorsements and being backed heavily by outside groups.

Dr. Joan Perry, a pediatrician running in her first election, lost by 20 points against state Rep. Greg Murphy in the runoff to be the Republican nominee to replace the late Rep. Walter Jones in North Carolina’s 3rd District.

Lawmakers said the scale of the loss highlighted the challenges faced by Republicans to recruit and get more women candidates elected after the number of female Republican lawmakers in the House dropped from 23 to 13 following last year's midterms.

Lawmakers and outside groups also vowed to reevaluate their recruitment strategy for women candidates at a time when Democrats elected a record number of female lawmakers last year, many in key suburban swing districts that Republicans would need to win back to regain the House in 2020.

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Post by Addie » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:43 pm

Politico: Republicans are also defending the state’s 3rd Congressional District, which has been vacant since the late GOP Rep. Walter Jones died earlier this year. Trump won 60 percent of the vote there in 2016, and state Rep. Greg Murphy, the Republican nominee, is favored over Democrat Allen Thomas.

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Post by Addie » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:52 pm

New York Times: North Carolina Special Election Results: Third House District

Greg Murphy Republican -- 39,868 58.8%
Allen Thomas Democrat -- 27,699 40.4
Tim Harris Libertarian
Greg Holt Constitution

Vote-count started 7:30 pm Eastern

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Post by Orlylicious » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:54 pm

Addie, you're wonderful, thank you for the reminder! :lovestruck:


Looks like they've called this for Murphy (R), 58.6 to 40 with 37% in. This wasn't a competitve race, but NC09 has McCready up 54.2 to Bishop 45.4 with 20% in. That's interesting.

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Post by Addie » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:29 pm

Thanks, O. Got it.

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Post by Fortinbras » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:36 am

It's true that the Republicans won in both District 3 and District 9. District 3 was a landslide but District 9 was a very thin margin - perhaps that should provide some hope for Democrats for next year.

By the way, Rachel Maddow reports that the Republican National Committee is distributing to Republican congressional candidates the results of very thorough opinion surveys to indicate voters' preferences -- except this report does not contain any info on the surveys of voters' opinions about the incumbent President. The only meaning that comes from reading these tea leaves is that the voter attitudes (at least in some regions) about Trump are so hostile that publishing those results to candidates would cause some of them (many, perhaps most) to conspicuously distance themselves from Trump in their campaigns. In other words, the RNC's silence on this should cheer up Democrats.

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