Dan Bishop


President Trump campaigned for Republican Dan Bishop on the night before Election Day in the 9th Congressional District race on Sept. 10.

Dan Bishop speaks during Tuesday's Republican 9th Congressional District forum.
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Dan Bishop is now a member of Congress.

Bishop, who won a special election against Democrat Dan McCready last week, was sworn into the U.S. House Tuesday afternoon.


North Carolina’s seemingly endless 9th District congressional race is over.

Republican Dan Bishop won the special election last night by 2 percentage points over Democrat Dan McCready in a race that drew national attention as a possible preview to the 2020 election.


Voters headed to the polls today to decide who will represent North Carolina's 9th District in Congress. Bishop led by nearly 4,000 votes, according to preliminary results from the state Board of Elections.

President Trump is betting that his political brand will help Republicans keep hold of a U.S. House seat in North Carolina during a special election Tuesday.

"To stop the far left, you must vote in tomorrow's special election," Trump said at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C., on Monday night. The rally was held for the Republican candidate running in the 9th Congressional District, state Sen. Dan Bishop.

Bishop promised the crowd, mostly decked out in Make America Great Again hats, that he would "defend your values in Washington, D.C."

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Vice President Mike Pence campaigned for Republican State Sen. Dan Bishop Monday, a day before the special election for the 9th Congressional District.


Thursday, September 5, 2019

The election of the Dans is underway and, in advance of Election Day, we talk to Democrat Dan McCready and Republican Dan Bishop running in the North Carolina 9th District.


During an hourlong debate Wednesday night, Republican state Sen. Dan Bishop talked about his record of passing legislation in Raleigh. But his opponent, Democrat Dan McCready, did not counter by mentioning the piece of legislation Bishop is most known for nationally: His sponsorship of House Bill 2.

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With less than two weeks until the 9th Congressional District special election, Donald Trump Jr. and Fox News panelist Kimberly Guilfoyle made a campaign appearance Wednesday in Monroe on behalf of Republican state Sen. Dan Bishop.


President Donald Trump will be traveling to Fayetteville for a campaign rally on Sept. 9, one day before a special election to fill a congressional seat that has been vacant all year.

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Evan McMullin is a former CIA officer who was chief policy director for former U.S. House speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan.

McCready Takes Big Financial Lead In NC 9th Redo

Jul 16, 2019

RALEIGH -- The Democrat in a North Carolina U.S. House special election ordered after a ballot-collection scandal has a big financial lead over his Republican rival in the race to represent a GOP-leaning district.


In an interview on WFAE's Morning Edition last week, Democrat Dan McCready said his opponent in the 9th Congressional District, Republican Dan Bishop, is a "career politician."

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In an interview with WFAE's Morning Edition last week, Mecklenburg State Sen. Dan Bishop was asked about an Associated Press analysis from 2017 that projected North Carolina would lose $3.7 billion in business over the next 12 years because of House Bill 2.

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Catawba College political science professor Michael Bitzer joined WFAE's Morning Edition to discuss Dan Bishop's victory in the 9th Congressional District Republican primary, and look ahead to the general election in September against Democrat Dan McCready. Turnout was roughly 10 percent for Tuesday's special election, but Bitzer says that doesn't mean there will be a lack of enthusiasm in September.

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In the November election, Republican after Republican fell in Mecklenburg County: Scott Stone, Andy Dulin and Bill Brawley in the N.C. House. Jeff Tarte in the state Senate. 

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The vice chair of North Carolina's Senate Select Committee on Elections said legislators will seek to extend the life of the state's elections and ethics enforcement board past its court-ordered expiration Monday. That comes as the board weighs allegations of potential voter fraud in Bladen and Robeson counties concerning absentee by mail ballots. 

Mecklenburg State Senator Dan Bishop has drawn criticism over his decision last year to invest in Gab.com, the social media platform created as an alternative to traditional outlets like Twitter and Facebook — and that critics say has become a home to white supremacists.

N.C. General Assembly

Republican State Senator Dan Bishop of Mecklenburg County said Tuesday that his colleague, GOP House member Andy Dulin, should step down after it was revealed that Dulin was arrested in July for DUI.

Drunk driving has been a key issue in Bishop's reelection bid.

Democratic State Senate candidate Brandlon Lofton has been accused of wanting to eliminate free speech, which he says is "ridiculous."
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Mecklenburg County has six competitive races in the state legislature, with the Republican Party’s Super Majority in the General Assembly at stake.