On Tuesday, Sept. 10, Republican special election candidates Greg Murphy and Dan Bishop won their highly anticipated respective congressional campaigns in North Carolina.
Murphy, a urologist and state representative from Greenville, won over former Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas (D) to replace the late Congressman Walter Jones (R-N.C.-3) who passed away last February.
In North Carolina’s 9th District, State Sen. Dan Bishop (R) beat 2018 Democratic candidate Dan McCready, filling the seat that has remained vacant since the 2018 election result was never certified due to voter fraud allegations. Bishop won the highly competitive race by less than 4,000 votes.
Now that these two special elections are over, all 435 seats of the House are filled for the first time in this Congress.