A GOP strategist participating in a special election race in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District appears to be managing expectations ahead of tonight's results.
The district seat in the House of Representatives is currently vacant due to fraud in the 2018 midterm elections. President Trump's easy-to-win district in 201
All internal and public polls indicate that the race will be extremely close, pointing to Hurricane Dorian and the fact that it was a "re-election" election.
The source acknowledged that Democrat Dan McKiardi was able to get Republican votes in an area that stretches from the suburbs of Charlotte to the Fayetteville military side.
McKidy, says the source, has almost 100% recognition of voter names after running for two full years. A former slogan of the Marine singer campaign, McKidy – "Party Above the Party" – resonated with some Republican voters. "He is acceptable" to Republicans, the source said.
Known situation : The fraud, which occurred in the results of last November, according to the source, is a turning point for some Republican voters. There is evidence of high voter leaning against Republicans, the source said, voting for McCready because of concerns about the scandal that rocked the neighborhood.
There is also evidence, according to a source, that Republican Dan Bishop, who is the architect of the controversial House Bill 2, was injured by his involvement in the bathroom bill. According to the source, this did not have a "big" impact, but injured Bishop with voters in the Charlotte suburbs and in a race that could be determined with a small margin, "That matters."
ground game advantage : He had just over $ 1.5 million entering the general election when Bishop came out of his main battle this spring, and has 24 field staff in the area.
But the source downplayed what the results of tonight's 2020 may mean.
"It may be bad or just a unique situation," the source says.