President Trump described Tuesday night’s special election in North Carolina as a “big night” for the Republican Party after two GOP candidates defeated their Democratic challengers in key House races across the state.
“In a major victory for both President Trump and national Republicans, North Carolina GOP state Sen. Dan Bishop was projected to win a fiercely contested special U.S. House election for the 9th District that was widely seen as a bellwether for the president’s chances in the 2020 election,” reports Fox News.
“And another Republican House candidate, Greg Murphy, decisively won a separate special election in North Carolina’s more solidly GOP-leaning 3rd District earlier Tuesday evening — frustrating Democrats who spent millions trying to make a splash in the state,” adds Fox.
“BIG NIGHT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!” posted the President on Twitter.
BIG NIGHT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019
“Dan Bishop was down 17 points 3 weeks ago,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “He then asked me for help, we changed his strategy together, and he ran a great race. Big Rally last night. Now it looks like he is going to win. @CNN &@MSNBC are moving their big studio equipment and talent out. Stay tuned!”
Read the full report here.
HUNTERS RIGHTS: North Carolina GOP Seeks to Protect Hunting, Fishing in CONSTITUTION
Voters in North Carolina will have the opportunity to protect the rights of hunters and fisherman throughout the region this fall; deciding on whether to enshrine “hunter’s rights” in the state constitution.
“The ballot measure, which easily passed through the Republican-controlled state Senate in June in a 44-4 vote, has become an unexpectedly divisive issue in North Carolina. Supporters argue the amendment would protect certain hunting practices, but opponents claim it’s little more than a ploy to draw Republican voters to the polls,” writes Fox News.
The measure aims to protect “the right to use traditional methods, to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife” as more and more left-leaning candidates seek to clampdown on “inhumane” practices.
“This change creates a situation that in the future could bring conflict between those who enjoy hunting and fishing and those who don’t,” North Carolina state Sen. Norman Sanderson told Fox News. “We don’t want the rights of hunters and fishers to be infringed upon.”
Read the full story at Fox News.
‘THE NEW NORMAL’: ICE Agents Arrest Over 200 Illegal Immigrants in North Carolina
US officials with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency arrested 200 illegal immigrants throughout North Carolina this week; calling the vast operation the “new normal” as local authorities fail to cooperate with federal agents.
“Since December, newly elected sheriffs in the state’s two most populous counties — Mecklenburg and Wake — have reversed a policy that allows ICE to detain immigrants in county jails. Durham County Sheriff’s Office also ended the practice of honoring ICE detainers,” reports the Charlotte Observer.
After North Carolina’s largest counties cut ties with federal immigration officers, ICE said it’s been forced to step up enforcement. https://t.co/ThcQ0F3XGC
— The News & Observer (@newsobserver) February 8, 2019
“This is the direct conclusion of dangerous policies of not cooperating with (Immigration and Customs Enforcement),” said Sean Gallagher, who supervises ICE operations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
“This is politics over public safety at its worst,” he added.
Read the full report at the Charlotte Observer.