Donald Trump will take his campaign skills here for a road test here, recruiting a Republican House candidate in a special election seen as a test run for the 2020 competition.
The president is flying in to help the Republican Party fend off a shameful defeat during the Tuesday's do-over election competition in 2018, which was rescheduled after the GOP candidate was found guilty of voting fraud.
Trump has already praised Republican Dan Bishop on Twitter, but is coming in to close the deal with a rally at the Crown Expo Center in a state he won with four points in 2016 and which should remain in his column for the 2020 competition .
Donald Trump rides Monday night in Fayetteville, N.C.
Trump campaigns for Republican House candidate Dan Bishop (left), who is campaigning against Democrat Dan McCready (right) in Tuesday's special election
Tuesday's special elections are seen as a test of the political wind for next year's elections: are they still blowing in favor of Democrats, who have taken 40 seats in the House last year, or are turning to Republicans , who have tackled a flood of retirement from legislators troubled about the political climate?
The district also houses Charlotte, where Trump will be officially named GOP candidate in next year's Republican National Convention.
This is the land of Trump and he has made several pit stops here to keep it that way.
He kept his & # 39; send her back & # 39; August meeting – where attendees urged him to bring Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar back to Somalia where she was born – about 160 kilometers away in Greenville.
The president won this House District with 12 points in 2016 and the residents are the type of workers who helped him put him in the Oval Office.
& # 39; I think the president is exaggerating us, & # 39; said Bishop The New York Times on Friday.
In addition to Trump, Vice President Mike Pence will speak at 1 p.m. during a lunch for Bishop.
Bisschop has made his support for Trump a central selling point in his campaign.
& # 39; This race is about Donald Trump, & # 39; said Jim Blaine, senior advisor to the Bishop campaign Politics last week. & # 39; Then Trump has embraced 100 percent. & # 39;
But while Bishop tried to nationalize the race, his Democratic opponent Dan McCready kept his focus locally. And National Democrats keep their efforts behind the scenes to help his candidacy.
McCready uses the same playbook that many members of his party used when they turned GOP home chairs last year: ignore the president, talk about healthcare and financial issues, and stay away from progressive ideas such as & # 39; The Green New Deal & # 39; and Medicare for everyone.
But Bishop has worked to tie his rival to some of the most liberal members of the Democratic Party.
The state senator sent a wobbly clowns ad that, according to him, & # 39; the crazy liberal clowns & # 39; of the Democratic Party of today.
& # 39; They are not funny, & # 39; says Bishop as clowns wiggle around him. & # 39; They are downright scary. & # 39;
The faces of some of the most prominent Liberals in the Democratic Party have been attached to the clown heads, including congress women Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, speaker Nancy Pelosi, and senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren with McCready added to that crowd.
Dan Bishop has worked to tie up his Democratic rival with some of the most liberal members of the Democratic Party, who indicated that closeness in a wobbly clown advertisement
Democrat Dan McCready follows the same playbook that many Democrats used in 2018 to win House seats held by the Republicans
McCready, a first candidate and Marine veteran, is already running two years after the 2018 elections were ejected and officials ordered a second game.
He emphasizes & # 39; country over party & # 39; in his campaign pitch.
Internal polling by both parties shows a close race.
Roll Call published a poll on Friday that McCready showed with 4 points, with 8 percent of voters not sure who they were going to vote for on Tuesday.
The poll also found Trump under water in the district: 47 percent approved the work he does, compared to 48 percent who disapproved.
Both parties have invested heavily and the competition has become the second most expensive special election of the House in American history, according to Center for responsive politics, with more than $ 10 million in external spending.
The special election was ordered after officials found evidence of voter fraud by Republican candidate Mark Harris in the 2018 competition.
McCready led Harris with more than 7,300 votes in the early and absent vote, but after a republican rise on election day, he followed Harris with 905 votes.
Dan Bishop praised Vice President Mike Pence's campaign stop for him
A subsequent investigation revealed that the Harris campaign financed a fraud-infected turnout of voters.
Harris used an independent contractor who collected unsealed absentee ballot papers from voters and changed them before sending them to the post office.
Officials threw away the results and ordered a second election.
Harri no longer ran for health reasons.
Bishop replaced him after winning an overflowing republican primary.
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