President Trump and Republicans were handed a major victory on Tuesday as Dan Bishop and Greg Murphy won two seperate special elections that were held in North Carolina for highly contested Congressional seats.
Trump’s rally in North Carolina on Monday night likely gave Bishop, who was down by 17 points just weeks ago, the edge he needed to narrowly walk away with the big win. While Murphy decisively won.
According to Fox News, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairwoman Cheri Bustos admitted in her statement to the press that the “last minute Trump rally” likely helped propel Bishop past his 9th district Democrat challenger Dan McCready, who she said “fell an inch short” on Tuesday.
The President along with his campaign press secretary and fellow GOP colleagues reacted as news broke on the two key victories.
President Trump said in a tweet, “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!”
He followed up by declaring, “BIG NIGHT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!”
President Trump’s Official Tweet
Meanwhile, President Trump’s campaign press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement, “HUGE WIN TONIGHT!”
“President Trump’s endorsement has the power to change the trajectory of political races, just as it did in North Carolina’s 9th District tonight!” she added. “Dan Bishop won this evening & Trump’s endorsement carried him to victory!,” she declared
HUGE WIN TONIGHT!
President @realDonaldTrump’s endorsement has the power to change the trajectory of political races, just as it did in North Carolina’s 9th District tonight!
Dan Bishop won this evening & Trump’s endorsement carried him to victory!
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) September 11, 2019
GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel reacted to the two big North Carolina victories by stating, “Congratulations to Dan Bishop on his win in #NC09! Despite being massively outspent by Democrats, President Trump rallied voters and put Bishop over the top.”
“A huge win for the president and our grassroots field program that’s working hard to elect Republicans in 2020!” McDaniel said.
Congratulations to Dan Bishop on his win in #NC09!
Despite being massively outspent by Democrats, @realDonaldTrump rallied voters and put Bishop over the top.
A huge win for the president and our grassroots field program that's working hard to elect Republicans in 2020!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) September 11, 2019
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy celebrated by saying, “GOP 2, Democrats 0. Revolution not retirements. Congrats Dan Bishop and Dr. Greg Murphy!”
“Well done @NRCC, @GOP and @NCGOP. Special thanks to @RealDonaldTrump for once again leading us to victory,” he concluded.
GOP 2, Democrats 0
Revolution not retirements. Congrats Dan Bishop and Dr. Greg Murphy!
Special thanks to @RealDonaldTrump for once again leading us to victory.
— Kevin McCarthy (@kevinomccarthy) September 11, 2019
In ending, here are some other popular reactions to Republicans sweeping North Carolina’s special election:
One has to acknowledge that @realDonaldTrump has the guts to put political capital on the line to help candidates like Dan Bishop in NC and it paid off. He fights for his team! Thanks, @POTUS as this kind of fight will be the winning formula in 2020.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) September 11, 2019