There were two House seats up for grabs in North Carolina on Tuesday night. The Democrats said they could take both seats because of the unpopularity of President Trump. Both seats were won by Republicans, so that killed that theory. The truth is that President Trump won in 2016 because of the extreme positions of Hillary Clinton. This year’s crop of Democrat contenders is far more extreme than even Hillary, so instead of improving their position, they have made it even worse for 2020. The one candidate that would have scared me, Tulsi Gabbard, has been destroyed by the DNC, thank God.
In this case, it was the special election wins in North Carolina on Tuesday. GOP state Sen. Dan Bishop narrowly won the 9th District House seat and Greg Murphy stomped to victory in the solid Republican 3rd District. In both races, Democrats poured in millions of dollars to try to defeat the GOP candidates.
“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.
@CNN & @MSNBC are moving their big studio equipment and talent out. Stay tuned!” Trump wrote on Twitter as the returns came in.
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. @CNN & @MSNBC are moving their big studio equipment and talent out. Stay tuned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019
Still, Trump did have an effect — and even some Democrats were forced to admit it.
“Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairwoman Cheri Bustos acknowledged that the president contributed to Bishop’s win, writing in a statement, ‘We fell an inch short tonight, but it took more than $6 million in outside Republican spending and a last-minute Trump rally’ to seal Democratic candidate Dan McCready’s fate in the 9th District,” Fox News reported.
Trump’s rally in Fayetteville, N.C., on Monday night brought out the base. And the president was in rare form that night, too.
“To stop the far-left, you must vote in tomorrow’s special election,” Trump told supporters as he ripped Democratic candidate Dan McCready as a dangerous proponent of “sanctuary cities” and an opponent of the Second Amendment.