Republicans, led by President Trump, won two special House of Representatives elections in North Carolina on Tuesday in districts NC-03 and NC-09. The NC-03 district is a very safe Republican district and Dr. Greg Murphy easily won election to the vacant House seat.
The real battle, where themes likely to be used in 2020, took place in NC-09, a suburban Charlotte district where Republican Dan Bishop beat Democrat Dan McCready, with unofficial returns of 100% of precincts reporting:
Both parties spent significant sums of money in the NC-09 race, and given some of the setbacks in suburban districts across the country long dominated by Republicans last November, the NC-09 win could be the trigger and provide all of the Republicans running in similar districts, like IL-06 and IL-14, with adaptable blueprints that could be keys to victories.
National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Chair Tom Emmer (R, MN) issued the following statement via Twitter:
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R, CA), who saw his caucus grow by two members to 199 as a result of these races, issued the following statement via Twitter:
The two North Carolinians will be sworn into the House within days, which is the norm after a special election. The House Republican caucus will drop by one when Congressman Sean Duffy’s (WI-07) resignation is effective a week from Monday, per his decision to resign due to family health issues.
Many on both sides of the aisle, will determine what worked, and what didn’t work in the NC-09 special election, and the findings from those assessments will definitely have an impact in the IL-06 and IL-14 races.
Lauren Underwood Chooses St. Charles as Headquarters for 2020 Reelection Campaign
McHenry County Blog learned Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s reelection campaign has chosen St. Charles to be where her campaign headquarters will be based for the 2020 election cycle.
Underwood’s Campaign recently opened a temporary office in western St. Charles on Dean St. about 2 blocks west of Randall Road.
The Underwood Campaign will move into its permanent office space in St. Charles in a few months. In preparation for the General Election next year, at a later date, her campaign will open multiple branch offices across IL-14, including one in McHenry County, at sites to be named later.