AP: Sen. Dan Bishop Declared Winner In 9th Congressional District GOP Primary

CHARLOTTE, NC — Republicans in North Carolina have chosen state Sen. Dan Bishop as their party’s nominee in a special congressional election ordered after a ballot fraud scandal marred last year’s race.

US House of Representatives District 9 Republican Primary

  • Dan Bishop WinnerR 47.7%
    14,148
  • Stony Rushing  R 19.6%
    5,809
  • Matthew Ridenhour  R 17.1%
    5,063
  • Leigh Thomas Brown  R 8.8%
    2,620
  • Stevie Rivenbark Hull  R 3.0%
    877
  • Fern Shubert  R 1.5%
    433
  • Chris Anglin  R 1.3%
    375
  • Kathie C. Day  R 0.6%
    188
  • Gary Dunn  R 0.4%
    104
  • Albert Lee Wylie, Jr.  R 0.2%
    59
99.5% precincts reporting
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Voters on Tuesday selected Bishop as the Republican nominee to face Democrat Dan McCready in September in the 9th Congressional District election. McCready faced no primary opponent.

Bishop topped the vote in the 10-candidate field.

Bishop sponsored legislation in 2016 voiding anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people. The legislation was known as the “bathroom bill” and drew national attention.

Bishop is a Charlotte attorney. He loaned his campaign $250,000.

The state elections board had ordered new elections after finding last year’s contest tainted when Republican Mark Harris used a political operative who improperly handled mail-in ballots. Harris seemed to narrowly beat McCready after November’s votes were counted but opted not to run again.

More information on the 9th Congressional District candidates that will face off in the general election on November 5th can be found below:

REPUBLICAN PARTY CANDIDATE:

Dan Bishop, Charlotte

DEMOCRAT PARTY CANDIDATE:

Dan McCready, Charlotte

LIBERTARIAN PARTY CANDIDATE:

Jeff Scott, Charlotte

GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE:

Allen Smith, Charlotte

You can also find more information about the candidates, as well as the 9th District race by clicking HERE.