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2019 North Carolina's 9th congressional district special election

A special election was held on September 10, 2019, to fill the vacancy in North Carolina's 9th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for the remainder of the 116th United States Congress. The seat has been vacant since the opening of the 116th Congress, following the refusal of the North Carolina State Board of Elections to certify the results of the November 2018 election in the district due to allegations of electoral fraud.[1] Because of the allegations, the race received substantial national attention.

2019 North Carolina's 9th congressional district special election

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North Carolina's 9th congressional district
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Nominee Dan Bishop Dan McCready
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 96,103 92,199
Percentage 50.73% 48.67%

U.S. Representative before election

Vacant
(Robert Pittenger prior to 2018 election)
Republican

Elected U.S. Representative

Dan Bishop
Republican

Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate, ran on a platform of cutting taxes on the middle class, ending gerrymandering, renegotiating trade deals, and reducing military interventions overseas. His platform also supports protecting Social Security and Medicare, overturning Citizens United, and granting full federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe.[2] Republican candidate Dan Bishop is best known for his opposition to LGBT rights, particularly the drafting of North Carolina's "Bathroom Bill".[3][4]

In the original election, Mark Harris, a Republican, led Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes in the unofficial returns for the 2018 North Carolina's 9th congressional district election. However, allegations of fraud in the election prevented its certification. The North Carolina State Board of Elections set an evidentiary hearing to begin on February 18, 2019.[5] After hearing evidence, including testimony from Harris himself and his own son, the board unanimously voted on February 21 to call a new election.[6][7]

The primary was held on May 14, 2019, with the general election to be held on September 10. The filing period for candidates ended on March 15. A total of 13 candidates qualified for the primary, among them 10 Republicans, 1 Democrat, 1 Libertarian and 1 Green.[8] Dan McCready, the Democratic Party nominee in the 2018 election, ran again and faced no primary opposition.[9] Among Republicans, neither Harris nor Robert Pittenger, the incumbent whom Harris defeated in the 2018 primary election, filed to run.[10][11][12]

With the announcement by the State Board ordering a new election, this becomes one of two congressional special elections in North Carolina in 2019, the other being the 3rd district's special election held on the same day. This was the first time two U.S. House special elections were held on the same state on the same day (not on Election Day) since the May 3, 2008, elections in Louisiana's 1st district and 6th district.[13]

Bishop won the election with 50.7% of the vote to McCready's 48.7%.[14][15]

BackgroundEdit

 
A House of Representatives office remained vacant, awaiting the winner of the disputed election

The 2018 congressional district election ended with Republican Mark Harris leading Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes, the closest race in the district in over sixty years. While McCready had conceded defeat, the North Carolina Democratic Party alleged that electoral fraud had taken place, and filed affidavits with the North Carolina State Board of Elections alleging that independent contractors working on behalf of Harris had illegally collected absentee ballots (ballot harvesting).[16][17] The North Carolina Board of Elections voted unanimously not to certify the election and later ordered an evidentiary hearing to be held. The board also opened an investigation around the activities of Leslie McCrae Dowless, a campaign operative with felony fraud and perjury convictions, who was hired by the Harris campaign.[18] Incoming Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced that the United States House of Representatives would not seat Harris until the fraud investigation had been completed.[19]

After a delay caused by restructuring of the Board of Elections and delayed appointment of members by Republican allies of Harris, the board set hearings to begin on February 18, 2019. On that day the regulator reported that it had found evidence of "a coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme" that may have involved more than 1,000 ballots or ballot request forms.[20] On February 20, Harris's son, John Harris, a federal prosecutor in North Carolina, testified to the election board that he had repeatedly warned his father not to hire Dowless because Dowless appeared to have previously engaged in illegal tactics to win votes.[21]

On February 21, Harris announced that "the public's confidence in the ninth district seat general election has been undermined to an extent that a new election is warranted." The Board of Elections voted unanimously to call a special election, with a primary if necessary on May 14, to fill the vacancy.[7] This is the first House of Representatives election to require a do-over since 1974.[22][12]

Leslie McCrae Dowless was indicted and arrested on February 27, 2019. He faced felony charges of obstruction of justice, conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice and two possession of absentee ballots charges.[23] In July 2019, the Wake County district attorney also announced charges against Lisa Britt, Ginger S. Eason, Woody D. Hester, James Singletary, Jessica Dowless and Kelly Hendrix, and additional charges against Leslie McCrae Dowless.[24]

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

NomineeEdit

Defeated in primaryEdit

WithdrewEdit

DeclinedEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Dan Bishop
Politicians[50]
  • Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas[51]
  • Sue Myrick, former U.S. Representative
  • Tom McInnis, State Senator
  • Wesley Meredith, State Senator
  • Craig Horn, State Representative
  • Bob Rucho, State Senator
  • Rob Bryan, State Representative
  • John Szoka, State Representative
  • Paul Bailey, Matthews Mayor
  • Richard Vinroot, Former Charlotte Mayor
  • Jim Puckett, Mecklenburg County Commissioner
  • Bill James, Mecklenburg County Commissioner
  • Karen Bentley, Mecklenburg County Commissioner
  • Barbara Dement, Matthews Councilwoman
  • Dale Dalton, Mint Hill Commissioner
  • Richard Newton, Mint Hill Commissioner
  • Mike Cochrane, Mint Hill Commissioner
Conservative organizations
  • North Carolina Values Coalition, non-partisan, statewide grassroots network of North Carolinians who support and advocate for pro-family positions[52]
  • Club for Growth, national network for limited government and economic freedom[53]
Matthew Ridenhour
Politicians

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Chris
Anglin
Dan
Bishop
Leigh
Brown
Kathie
Day
Gary
Dunn
Matthew
Ridenhour
Stevie
Rivenbark
Stony
Rushing
Fern
Shubert
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling April 29–30, 2019 592 ± 5.1% 3% 31% 6% 5% 1% 9% 2% 17% 4% 21%
WPA Intelligence (R)[A] April 29–30, 2019 409 ± 4.9% 30% 5% 6% 1% 19% 2% 5% 32%
Meeting Street Research (R)[B] April 22–23, 2019 400 36% 3% 13% 18%
WPA Intelligence (R)[A] ~April 9, 2019 22% 1% 6% 2% 18% 2% 3% 46%

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[58]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Bishop 14,405 47.68
Republican Stony Rushing 5,882 19.47
Republican Matthew Ridenhour 5,166 17.10
Republican Leigh Brown 2,672 8.84
Republican Stevie Rivenbark Hull 906 3.00
Republican Fern Shubert 438 1.45
Republican Chris Anglin 382 1.26
Republican Kathie Day 193 0.64
Republican Gary Dunn 105 0.35
Republican Albert Lee Wiley, Jr. 62 0.21
Total votes 30,211 100

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Dan McCready
Federal politicians
Statewide, and local politicians
Organizations

Libertarian primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

Green primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

  • Allen Smith, perennial candidate[67]

General electionEdit

PredictionsEdit

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[68] Tossup August 26, 2019
Inside Elections[69] Tossup September 4, 2019
Sabato's Crystal Ball[70] Tossup September 5, 2019
GEUN/GEHSC[71] Tossup September 10, 2019

EndorsementsEdit

Dan Bishop (R)
Federal politicians[50]
Statewide, and local politicians
Individuals
Organizations
Dan McCready (D)
Federal politicians
Statewide, and local politicians
Organizations
Individuals
Newspapers & news websites

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Dan
Bishop (R)
Dan
McCready (D)
Other Undecided
Co/Efficient September 5–6, 2019 1,175 LV ± 3.9% 45% 48% 7%
44% 44% 5%[a] 7%
GAJ Solutions (R)[C] August 26–28, 2019 500 ± 4.0% 46% 45% 3%[b] 5%
Harper Polling/Clarity Campaign Labs[D] August 26–28, 2019 551 LV ± 4.2% 42% 46% 3%[c] 8%
ALG Research (D)[E] July 15–18, 2019 450 LV ± 4.6% 46% 46% 8%
Atlantic Media & Research (R)[F] May 20–30, 2019 358 LV ± 5.2% 39% 41% 3%[d] 16.8%
JMC Analytics May 21–24, 2019 350 LV ± 5.2% 46% 42% 2%[e] 10%
Hypothetical polling
with Mark Harris
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Mark
Harris (R)
Dan
McCready (D)
Undecided
Atlantic Media & Research December 2018 43% 46% 11%
with generic Republican and Dan McCready
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Generic
Republican
Dan
McCready (D)
Other Undecided
JMC Analytics May 21–24, 2019 350 ± 5.2% 52% 41% 2% 2%
DCCC Targeting and Analytics (D)[G] February 24–25, 2019 518 ± 4.3% 46% 50%
with generic Republican and generic Democrat
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Generic
Republican
Generic
Democrat
Undecided
Atlantic Media & Research May 20–30, 2019 358 ± 5.2% 46% 38% 16%
Atlantic Media & Research December 2018 45% 36% 19%

FundraisingEdit

Campaign finance reports as of August 21, 2019
Candidate (party) Total receipts Total disbursements Cash on hand
Dan McCready (D) $4,950,881.11 $4,470,374.25 $818,345.51
Dan Bishop (R) $1,954,334.64 $1,761,558.40 $192,776.24
Source: Federal Election Commission[135]

ResultsEdit

North Carolina's 9th congressional district special election, 2019[136]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Dan Bishop 96,103 50.73 +1.48
Democratic Dan McCready 92,199 48.67 -0.26
Libertarian Jeff Scott 767 0.40 -1.41
Green Allen Smith 371 0.20 N/A
Total votes 189,440 100 N/A
Republican hold

NotesEdit

Partisan clients
  1. ^ a b Poll sponsored by Club for Growth Action
  2. ^ Poll sponsored by the Dan Bishop campaign
  3. ^ Poll conducted for RedRacingHorses
  4. ^ Poll conducted for Inside Elections
  5. ^ McCready internal
  6. ^ Poll sponsored by an unknown Republican client
  7. ^ Poll sponsored by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Additional candidates
  1. ^ Scott (L) with 3% and Smith (G) with 2%
  2. ^ Scott (L) with 2% and Smith (G) with 1%
  3. ^ Scott (L) with 2% and Smith (G) with 1%
  4. ^ Scott (L) with 2% and Smith (G) with 0.8%
  5. ^ Scott (L) and Smith (G) each with 1%

ReferencesEdit

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  44. ^ McCrory, Pat [@patmccrorync] (February 24, 2019). "Much has changed over the past week regarding the 9th congressional district. I have received an enormous number of calls about it from friends, reporters, and political operatives from our state and Washington, D.C." (Tweet). Retrieved February 25, 2019 – via Twitter.
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  46. ^ Horsch, Lauren [@LaurenHorsch] (February 25, 2019). "Pat McCrory announces on his radio show that he is not running in the #NC09. Does not have the "fire in his belly" for that position. Instead is looking toward potentially running for governor in 2020 or Burr's U.S. Senate seat in 2022. #ncpol" (Tweet). Retrieved February 25, 2019 – via Twitter.
  47. ^ Raynor, Jessicah (March 3, 2019). "Kenny Smith Not Running for District 9 Seat". Spectrum News Charlotte. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
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  49. ^ Morrill, Jim [@jimmorrill] (March 11, 2019). "Former #NCSen Tommy Tucker is NOT running for #NC09. Could leave @StonyRushing the only Union Co. Republican running as filing opens. #ncpol #ncga" (Tweet). Retrieved March 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
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  54. ^ Matthew Ridenhour (May 9, 2019). "I am honored to receive the endorsement of @RonPaul! He has been a constant champion of free markets, individual liberty, and just war. Thank you, Dr Paul! #NC09". Twitter.com. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  55. ^ Rand Paul (April 22, 2019). "I'm proud to support @mridenhour. I hope he can count on your support too!". Twitter.com. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
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  57. ^ Matthew Ridenhour For Congress. "Thank you Tariq! I'm honored to have your endorsement!". Facebook.
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  60. ^ a b Schiff, Adam [@AdamSchiff] (February 22, 2019). "NC authorities have unanimously called for new elections after uncovering systematic fraud by the Republican candidate's campaign. It's a great day for democracy, and a great day to support Dan McCready – U.S. Marine Corps veteran, entrepreneur, and a formidable challenger" (Tweet). Retrieved March 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  61. ^ a b Swalwell, Eric [@ericswalwell] (February 25, 2019). "What happened in #NC09 is a travesty. We cannot quietly accept fraud. As we fight against dirty maps, dirty money, and foreign interference, let's start here. Support Dan and stand against fraud" (Tweet). Retrieved March 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
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  63. ^ a b Jackson, Jeff [@JeffJacksonNC] (March 5, 2019). "We finally have dates for the new election for NC09. Primary: May 14 General: Sept. 10 I am very proud to once again support my friend and fellow veteran @McCreadyForNC. #ncpol" (Tweet). Retrieved March 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
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  66. ^ Bruno, Joe [@JoeBrunoWSOC9] (February 21, 2019). "Libertarian candidate @Kleptosclerosis says he will run in the new #NC09 election @wsoctv" (Tweet). Retrieved February 21, 2019 – via Twitter.
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  69. ^ "House Ratings | Inside Elections". insideelections.com. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  70. ^ Kondik, Kyle (September 5, 2019). "Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » House Ratings Changes: NC-9 do-over election going down to the wire". crystalball.centerforpolitics.org. Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball.
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  72. ^ Donald Trump (May 16, 2019). "Congratulations to Dan Bishop on his big Republican Primary victory in the 9th Congressional District of North Carolina. Dan is strong on Crime, Loves our Military, Vets, 2A, and great Healthcare. He has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #MAGA". Twitter.com. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  73. ^ Mike Pence. "GREAT to be in North Carolina today supporting @jdanbishop for Congress representing #NC09! Dan Bishop will help build on the incredible work @realDonaldTrump & House Republicans are doing for our country to create jobs & opportunity for hardworking Americans! #MAGA". Twitter.
  74. ^ Thom Tillis. "President Trump and I are working together to create jobs, secure our border, confirm conservative judges, and rebuild our military. It's imperative that we elect @jdanbishop on Tuesday so that the President and I can gain another ally in Washington". Twitter.
  75. ^ Ted Budd. "Will you stand with me in supporting Senator @jdanbishop? Pitch in to support his campaign today". Twitter.
  76. ^ Kevin McCarthy. ".@jdanbishop is a committed conservative with a proven record of advancing common sense solutions and principles in the state legislature. He has the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective member of the House, and I'm proud to support him. Onward to victory in Sep! #NC09". Twitter.
  77. ^ Mark Meadows. "Great joining Vice President @mike_pence in Union County to make GOTV calls for @jdanbishop - #NC09 let's send the #RightDan to Congress!". Twitter.
  78. ^ "U.S. Rep. Mark Green: Dan Bishop is the choice for veterans". The Fayetteville Observer. August 28, 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  79. ^ Mike Pence. "Making GOTV calls for @jdanbishop with @markmeadows & @DavidRouzer. North Carolina and America need @jdanbishop in the United States Congress! A vote for Dan is a vote for a man who is a fierce defender of our military and veterans, and strong on crime and border security! #NC09". Twitter.
  80. ^ Mark Walker. "To all my friends in the Charlotte area and in #NC09 – please make time to go out and vote for @jdanbishop tomorrow!". Twitter.
  81. ^ Dan Forest. "It was a privilege to spend a little time today knocking on doors with @jdanbishop to support his campaign for Congress. If you live in the 9th Congressional District, make sure you get out and vote this Tuesday, September 10. He's the "Right Dan" to represent NC up in DC". Twitter.
  82. ^ Dan Bishop. "NC Senator Todd Johnson, thanks so much for your support!". Facebook.
  83. ^ Dan Bishop. "Dean Arp, thanks for your support!". Facebook.
  84. ^ Dan Bishop. "Tommy Tucker is a great friend who's been great for Union County. Thank you, Tommy!". Facebook.
  85. ^ a b Morrill, Jim (August 28, 2019). "Donald Trump Jr. brings his family's support for Dan Bishop to Monroe fundraiser". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  86. ^ Ronna McDaniel. "If you're in #NC09, get out and vote for @jdanbishop tomorrow. He'll be a strong ally for @realDonaldTrump". Twitter.
  87. ^ Kayleigh McEnany. "It's important to go VOTE today if you're in North Carolina's 3rd or 9th! REJECT radical socialism, the insanity of "the squad" & big government takeover policies that would wreck our economy! VOTE for Dan Bishop (@jdanbishop) in #NC09 & Greg Murphy (@DrGregMurphy1) in #NC03!". Twitter.
  88. ^ Dan Bishop. "I'm honored to be endorsed by @NRA & to receive an "A" rating for my fierce commitment to #2A rights that are under attack by Washington Democrats. Wrong Dan, whose NRA rating is a "D," is ready to join them. We can't afford to give Pelosi another rubber stamp vote. #ncpol #nc09". Twitter.
  89. ^ NC Right to Life. "The North Carolina Right to Life Political Action Committee has endorsed two candidates for U.S House of Representatives #nc4life #ncpol". Twitter.
  90. ^ Dan Bishop. "I'm honored to be endorsed by the @USChamber in this election. We must continue building on our economic growth, not reverse it with liberal @McCreadyForNC plan for higher taxes & big government spending! #ncpol #nc09". Twitter.
  91. ^ "NFIB Endorses Dan Bishop in NC-09 Special Election". National Federation of Independent Business. August 27, 2019. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  92. ^ Alma Adams. "Here's another way you can get to the polls and vote tomorrow. I'm proud to support @AllenThomas4ENC in #NC03 and @McCreadyForNC in #NC09". Twitter.
  93. ^ Boyum, Tim (August 28, 2019). "Former VP, Candidate Joe Biden Backs Dan McCready for District 9 Seat". Spectrum News North Carolina.
  94. ^ Julian Castro. "North Carolina! There's still time to get out and vote for @AllenThomas4ENC in #NC03 & @McCreadyForNC in #NC09". Twitter.
  95. ^ Cheri Bustos. "When it comes to tommorrow's election in #NC09, I'm proud to say the @dccc is all in. Folks, this race is neck-and-neck. Dan McCready is an outstanding candidate who I know will always put the needs of North Carolina's families first. Let's get this done and elect @McCreadyForNC". Twitter.
  96. ^ Sean Casten. "There are 435 seats in the House of Representatives. One of them is still unfilled because of election fraud in NC09. Help @McCreadyForNC win this seat the right way on September 10". Twitter.
  97. ^ Dwight Evans. "If you have family in the #NC9 district make sure to tell them to get out and vote for @McCreadyForNC today. Let's flip this seat and add to our majority in Congress!!". Twitter.
  98. ^ Deb Haaland. "Like my dad, @McCreadyforNC served his country as a Marine. Now, he's ready to serve his country again in Congress and fight to lower healthcare costs. If you live in #NC09 vote #McCreadyforNC today!". Twitter.
  99. ^ Amy Klobuchar. "Today's the day, North Carolina! Be in line by 7:30 tonight, vote for @McCreadyForNC, and help get our country back on the path of progress!". Twitter.
  100. ^ Conor Lamb. "For more than 2 years, a lot of people in #NC09 have been working hard to elect @McCreadyForNC. They faced big odds & big money. They had one election stolen. Today they get a fair chance to make their voices heard & send another Marine to Congress. Rooting for all of you". Twitter.
  101. ^ Ted Lieu. "With your help, @McCreadyForNC will win #nc09. #ThursdayMotivation". Twitter.
  102. ^ Beto O'Rourke. "Dan is running to flip a seat Republicans have held since 1963—and today, you can help him do it. If you're in North Carolina's 9th district, get out and vote to elect Dan and send a message that Democrats aren't only coming for safe seats. We're coming for all of them". Twitter.
  103. ^ Mikie Sherrill. "Let's go Team McCready!". Twitter.
  104. ^ Spanberger, Abigail (August 23, 2019). ".@McCreadyForNC's special election is Sept 10th. He ran in Nov 2018, but his 2018 opponent committed election fraud & the elections board required a new election. On behalf of those whose voices & votes were stolen in 2018, please consider making a donation to Dan McCready". Twitter.
  105. ^ Underwood, Lauren (September 7, 2019). ".We have a chance to send @McCreadyforNC to Congress. His race is 3 days away and the polls are tight - donate to help Dan McCready win". Twitter.
  106. ^ Stein, Josh (August 7, 2019). "Dan McCready is a great guy who will make a tremendous congressperson. NC would be fortunate to have him. Please chip in to support his campaign, which will FINALLY conclude on 9/10". Twitter.
  107. ^ Steve Bullock. "Folks in #NC09, the choice in this election is clear. @McCreadyForNC is the candidate that will fight for affordable healthcare, better jobs, and a real investment in public schools". Twitter.
  108. ^ Cunningham, Cal (August 12, 2019). "We're less than one month away from the special election in #NC09. @McCreadyForNC is running a great campaign, and I believe he can win if enough folks turn out to make their voices heard. Over these next few weeks, let's help him out however we can". Twitter.
  109. ^ Terry Van Duyn. "@McCreadyForNC needs your support. Chip in tonight to help get him across the finish line". Twitter.
  110. ^ Goodwin, Wayne (August 30, 2019). "To my friends & family throughout my home region comprising #nc09 #CD9 --> @McCreadyForNC is mission ready! I endorse 100% my friend, Dan McCready, a fmr Marine, small biz owner, Dad. Take it from me, I know my birthplace & he's the best choice. Pls vote 4 him". Twitter.
  111. ^ Wesley Harris. "Hot day, but always perfect weather to canvas for @McCreadyForNC". Twitter.
  112. ^ Senator Natasha Marcus. "My colleague in the NC Senate ⁦@JeffJacksonNC introducing ⁦@McCreadyForNC at tonight's rally. "He deserves to win!" #vote #VoteBlueToSaveAmerica". Twitter.
  113. ^ Erica D. Smith. "Ok, North Carolina 9th Congressional District, GET TO THE POLLS AND VOTE! Give your neighbors a ride, if they need it. We need this seat! We deserve this seat b/c the GOP committed election fraud, forcing this special election. @McCreadyForNC is the best choice for this district!". Twitter.
  114. ^ NC, Equality (May 15, 2019). "ENC is proud to endorse @McCreadyForNC for the North Carolina Ninth Congressional District Race". @equalitync. Twitter.
  115. ^ Tran, Viet; Winterhof, JoDee (May 22, 2019). "HRC Endorses Pro-Equality Candidate Dan McCready for Congress". Human Rights Campaign.
  116. ^ Society, Humane (August 26, 2019). "Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Dan McCready for U.S. House". Humane Society Legislative Fund.
  117. ^ "National Wildlife Federation Action Fund Endorses Dan McCready for Congress". National Wildlife Federation Action Fund. August 12, 2019.
  118. ^ AE, NC (August 13, 2019). "NCAE is proud to endorse Dan McCready for U.S. House of Representatives in the Sept 10 special election in the 9th Congressional District. Full release here". @ncae. Twitter.
  119. ^ "Sierra Club #ClimateVoter Guide: Endorsements". Sierra Club.
  120. ^ "Candidates: Dan McCready". New Politics.
  121. ^ Col. Morris Davis. "The choice in #NC09 is clear ... @McCreadyForNC". Twitter.
  122. ^ "9th District Democrat Dan McCready lays out national service plan". July 17, 2019. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  123. ^ Evan McMullin. "The candidate Trump is supporting, Dan Bishop, invested in a new social media website because it welcomed white supremacists and neo-Nazis. His opponent, Dan McCready, is combat veteran, business leader, and family man. I trust that North Carolinians will make the right choice". Twitter.
  124. ^ Debra Messing. "Virtual Phone Bank for Dan McCready · Dan McCready for Congress Final push! If you can give 15 mins, convince 1 person to vote, that can be the difference between red or blue. #DanMccready". Twitter.
  125. ^ Michael Moore. "Yes, Dan McCready must win this seat tomorrow in NC. I sent him $500. But when we support cowards - because we must win at all costs—and we MUST tomorrow - keep in mind we carve away a piece of our soul each time we do this. In the end, it could wreak..." Twitter.
  126. ^ Malcolm Nance. "NORTH CAROLINA. This election is a MUST WIN. Get your relatives out in force like it's a presidential election. Republicans tried to steal it. Take it back! #NC09". Twitter.
  127. ^ Piper Perabo. "Charlotte Observer Editorial Board endorses Democrat Dan McCready in the #NC09 race Special Election to Congress on Sept 10th Early voting is open NOW Find your polling place and make a plan to vote. Wanna help @McCreadyForNC". Twitter.
  128. ^ Tom Perez. "The NC-09 special election is just one week away. It's not only a chance to flip a seat from red to blue, but to send a message that we will not let dirty tactics and voter suppression rule our democracy. Make a plan to vote for @McCreadyForNC today:". Twitter.
  129. ^ Neera Tanden. "Friends in North Carolina - please help Dan McCready win". Twitter.
  130. ^ Gina Ortiz Jones. "Disgusted by what you saw in NC tonight? Let's help @McCreadyForNC, a USMC veteran, win his special election for #NC09". Twitter.
  131. ^ Jennifer Hale. "done". Twitter.
  132. ^ Nell Scovell. "In case there's ONE Democrat following me who lives in North Carolina and wasn't intending to vote, this is for you: Please vote for @McCreadyForNC. He's the one from the party that didn't cheat the last time around and will represent ALL of NC". Twitter.
  133. ^ Grey DeLisle. "North Carolina People: Vote for Dan McCready tomorrow!!!! @McCreadyForNC". Twitter.
  134. ^ Board, Editorial (August 25, 2019). "NC-09 endorsement: It's about more than the Dans. It's about The Donald". Charlotte Observer.
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  136. ^ "US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 09 - REP (VOTE FOR 1)". NC State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2019.

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