DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos released the following statement congratulating Dan McCready on his hard-fought campaign in North Carolina’s ruby-red 9th Congressional District:
“I’m proud to congratulate Dan McCready, his team that has worked tirelessly on the ground, and the thousands of North Carolina families who have refused to allow their voices to be silenced through the largest case of election fraud in North Carolina’s history. Through twists and turns, they ran a campaign that focused on service to country and the belief that everyone should be able to afford their health care.
“We fell an inch short tonight, but it took more than $6 million in outside Republican spending and a last-minute Trump rally to scrape by in a district that the President carried by 11.9 points. This result is a testament to the smart campaign Dan and the DCCC ran, and there are likely dozens of Republican Congressmen watching the results tonight asking themselves whether the seat they currently hold is one they can defend in 2020.
“There are 34 Republican-held districts that are more favorable to Democrats than North Carolina’s Ninth. Tonight’s razor-thin result in this ruby-red district solidifies the fact that Democrats are pushing further into Republican strongholds and are in a commanding position to protect and expand our House Majority in 2020.”