Republican candidate for next week's North Carolina congressional election, Dan Bishop, said Thursday that polls had shown that he could lose a district that President Donald Trump easily won because of so much money coming in from outside the district be to support his Democrats opponents. However, most of the money for Bishop's support comes from outside of North Carolina.
Voters in North Carolina's 9th congressional district will vote on their recent attempt to elect a US representative on Tuesday. The interim result of the 2018 elections was rejected due to electoral fraud by the then Republican candidate's campaign, and the seat has been vacant since January. Experts say the race is a dilemma, despite the district earning a Trump with 11 points in 2016.
On Thursday, Bishop went to Fox News and was asked for a new bipartisan poll that showed he was 46 to 42 behind Democratic candidate Dan McCready.
"My opponent has been running for 27, 28 months," he replied, "and he was funded with $ 12 million, tons of money from outside the district. A lot from California, New York and New Jersey. Much of it comes from sources that are difficult to find. "
However, most of the money to support Bishop in the breed also comes from outside the 9th district and the state of Tar Heel.
Last month, the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics reported that while McCready outperformed Bishop in the race, spending by Super PACs, party committees, and dark money groups favored Republican candidates.
The report found that the National Republican Congressional Committee, the House Republicans' campaign arm, had already spent $ 1.1 million on the race and reportedly reserved a total of $ 2.6 million for commercials. "Two conservative super PACs – the Congressional Leadership Fund and Club for Growth Action – also threw their support behind Bishop and spent a total of $ 1.3 million on the race."
A review of theinformationsuperhighway through Bishop's own campaign finance reports revealed that he had pulled tens of thousands of dollars from Republican politicians, including Kevin McCarthy, chairman of the House of Representatives minority, and Doug LaMalfa, both from California, and Lee Zeldin, MP from New York].
Before the special elections on Tuesday, Bishop was asked about Trump's planned campaign visit to the district and whether he needed him to win.
"Definitely," admitted Bishop. “The president will come down and communicate with the people who love Donald Trump, support him as president, and want him to do the things he wants to do. You have to hear from him and we are happy that he is coming. "
Bishop is currently a state senator. He is known for pioneering the state law against LGBTQ HB2 in 2016 – a law that cost the state economy billions. He was also an early investor in Gab, an online platform popular with white nationalists.