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Trump takes credit for Dan Bishop win in North Carolina special election

President Trump took credit for Republican Dan Bishop’s narrow win in a North Carolina special election Tuesday.

“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,” Mr. Trump tweeted. “Big Rally last night. Now it looks like he is going to win. @CNN & @MSNBC are moving their big studio equipment and to talent out. Stay tuned!”

With 99% of the precincts reporting, Mr. Bishop captured 50.9% of the vote to Democrat Dan McCready’s 48.5%. The Republican’s margin of victory was 4,160 votes out of about 185,808 cast.

They had been in a neck-and-neck race heading into Election Day. Their closely watched race pitted Mr. Bishop’s pro-Trump campaign against Mr. McCready’s run as a moderate Democrat hoping to ride to Washington on an anti-Trump wave building in the Charlotte suburbs.

The results ended an election saga that has left vacant the state’s 9th District seat since Congress convened in January.



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