Special Election

North Carolina 9th district Republican congressional candidate Dan Bishop waits to speak by phone with President Trump at his victory party in Monroe, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.
Nell Redmond / AP

Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election Tuesday for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades.

Jeff Tiberii / WUNC

Four years ago Greg Murphy was a political novice, practicing medicine in eastern North Carolina. Then he was appointed to the state House in 2015 and quickly emerged as an effective lawmaker. Now he’s the congressman-elect for the 3rd District.

Angela Hsieh / NPR

The two Dans running for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District faced off last night in their only face-to-face debate, aired on WBTV in Charlotte. It was a heated battle between a moderate Democrat and a staunch Republican supporter of the president.

www.ncleg.net / NC General Assembly

More than 40 days have gone by since the North Carolina budget was supposed to be enacted. Since the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, negotiations between Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Roy Cooper have barely budged. Cooper vetoed the latest Republican House budget citing low pay increases for teachers and the absence of Medicaid expansion.