CHAT: What we learned from the special election in North Carolina's 9th congressional district

Friends,

I have just posted a new subscribers-only post on what happened in the special election in North Carolina’s ninth congressional district last night. I would be delighted for you to read it and comment below.

For those of you that aren’t subscribers, I’ve written down my three main points here.

  1. Republicans are playing defense (again) for the 2020 congressional elections—and maybe the presidential contest, too.

  2. Republicans are still suffering a harsh blood-letting in suburban areas of the country. Suburbanites are engaged and seemingly increasingly anti-Trump, though NC-09 is only one datum and the story in Charlotte may not be the story everywhere.

  3. Trump's rallies seem to be hurting, not helping, him. As he continues to campaign across the country, will he just continue to activate his opponents?

1… 2… 3… discuss:

—GEM

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