UPDATED 7:16 AM PT — Tuesday, September 10, 2019
North Carolina voters are set to hit the polls in the highly contested special election for the state’s Ninth Congressional District. President Trump has boosted support for Dan Bishop, saying the Republican is badly needed in Washington.
“I share your values, I’m not ashamed of your values, I’m going to defend your values in Washington, D.C.,” Bishop stated while speaking at a rally in Fayetteville on Monday.
The president has rallied support for the GOP candidate, while praising him for being strong on crime and borders as well has supporting the military and veterans.
Meanwhile, President Trump has slammed his Democrat rival Dan McCready for being a far-left sanctuary city supporter. The president added, a vote for any Democrat in 2020 or in North Carolina is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the American dream.
“That’s why we need Dan Bishop and Greg Murphy, we need them,” urged the President Trump. “We need them going down to Congress and helping, but they can do it.”
Bishop is facing off against McCready after state election officials called for a special election in the district after evidence of fraud was revealed in the 2018 midterm. The Republican candidate has vowed to support pro-life laws, Second Amendment rights, and many of the president’s policies.
“As this great fighter faces all those long odds…the Socialist Democrats, the fake media…the last thing he needs is for the Ninth District to send him another Nancy Pelosi clone,” stated Bishop.
Republicans have held the district since 1963, and they are hoping President Trump’s endorsement of Bishop will keep the seat within the GOP. The president won the district in 2016 by 12-points.