Tag: Bishop, J Daniel (1964- )

Democrats, Going in Reverse

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. The Democratic Party’s performance is moving in the wrong direction. Last year, in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district, a young Marine Corps veteran and moderate Democrat named Dan McCready lost a House election by just 0.4 percentage […]

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What You Need to Know About North Carolina’s Special Election

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Voters in a Republican-leaning North Carolina congressional district will choose a new representative on Tuesday in a special election that will test President Trump’s clout ahead of 2020 and Democrats’ ability to make inroads with the sort of suburban voters who propelled them to the House majority last year. The polls close […]

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In North Carolina Do-Over Vote, a Reliable Republican District Is Up for Grabs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bob Dylan’s nasally voice singing of changing times blasted from the speakers and Democratic activists crowded the patio of a craft-beer emporium on Friday as Megan and Christopher Kubala explained why, after a lifetime of ignoring midterm elections, they had just voted to elect the first Democrat since the civil rights era […]

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A Rare Do-Over Congressional Election Is a Chance to Battle-Test 2020 Strategies

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. — The Republican competing in the do-over race in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District has been running an ad featuring circus music and wobbling clown dolls. The dolls, he says in the commercial, represent “the crazy liberal clowns” of today’s Democratic Party. “They’re not funny,” the candidate, state Senator Dan Bishop, declares. “They’re […]

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