Pro-Trump Republican Dan Bishop celebrated his impressive defeat of Democrat Dan McCready in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District race Tuesday evening.
Bishop, a conservative Republican currently serving in the North Carolina State Senate, based his campaign on strong support for the Trump agenda.
The president, for his part, strongly supported Bishop. On Monday, the night before the election, Trump appeared with Bishop at a boisterous rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he heavily criticized McCready for supporting the socialist agenda of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Squad.
Bishop made it very clear that Trump played a huge role in getting him elected by thanking the president for his support. He then declared that North Carolinians sent a message to Washington by saying “no to the radical liberal policies pushed by today’s Democratic Party.”
“Tonight, the voters of North Carolina sent a message that shouldn’t just be heard within the confines of the Ninth District. It should reverberate across the country and in the halls of the Capitol,” Bishop said.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Bishop defeated McCready by slightly more than two points, with 50.8 percent of the vote (94,984 votes) to McCready’s 48.6 percent (90,824 votes).
“Tonight is a victory shared by all who believe in the promise of America and the promise of American exceptionalism and in the promise of freedom of opportunity. We believe in these promises,” Bishop stated, followed by Ronald Reagan’s classic quote on fighting for freedom.
“I’m going to Washington to lead that fight on behalf of the Ninth District,” Bishop said before praising Trump for already leading that fight.
“There’s another man who has been leading that fight for all of America. A man who is — I think undoubtedly — the greatest fighter to occupy the White House, President Donald J. Trump,” Bishop said to applause.
“And look how he laid himself on the line for this race. I’m grateful for the president’s extraordinary support throughout this campaign and especially the closing barnstorm ending with last night’s rally in Fayetteville,” he continued, praising the “successful results of President Trump’s agenda,” such as a “booming economy,” “unemployment across every demographic,” and “lower taxes for our job creators and our families.”
“We’re not tired of winning,” Bishop said. “We have a world leader on the stage … on the world stage who has sent a message loud and clear: America first.”
Bishop reassured that he would prioritize Trump’s “America First” agenda, by promising to push the ratification of the U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement as one of his first objectives.
“A strong nation must also be a secure nation. We must secure our borders once and for all,” he continued. “It’s time for Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in Washington to stop playing politics with our national security and give the president the money he needs to build the wall,” he added.
Trump celebrated the victory by taking to Twitter: “BIG NIGHT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
“North Carolinians rejected the Democrats’ socialist agenda and elected a representative who will defend North Carolina values, and will always fight for freedom and against socialism,” Trump added. “I look forward to working with Dan in Congress to hold the Democrats accountable for their extreme agenda.”