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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi just chimed in on the recent Republican win in North Carolina.
Speaking of Democrat Dan McCready, who lost the special election to Republican Sen. Dan Bishop, Pelosi said,
“He didn’t win the election, but he won the campaign.”
Yes, those were her exact words.
Watch the clip of Pelosi claiming that McCready actually won “the campaign” in North Carolina here for yourself:
What do you think of Pelosi's statement on the North Carolina election?
The Daily Caller has more to say about Pelosi's "insight" into the special election results:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed that Democrat Dan McCready “won the campaign” in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.
McCready lost the special election to Republican State Sen. Dan Bishop by roughly 2%, but Democrats took solace in how close the election was. President Donald Trump won the district in 2016 by around 12% over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“I’m very proud of Dan McCready. He’s a great patriot. He’s an independent voice for the district that he would have represented,” Pelosi said. “It’s too bad he’s not coming here. But he did a great job.”
For some background into Republican Dan Bishop's win and Democrat Dan McCready's loss in the NC special election, The New York Times detailed:
Dan Bishop, a Republican state senator, scored a narrow victory on Tuesday in a special House election in North Carolina that demonstrated President Trump’s appeal with his political base but also highlighted his party’s deepening unpopularity with suburban voters.
Mr. Bishop defeated Dan McCready, a moderate Democrat, one day after Mr. Trump made a full-throated plea for support for the Republican at a rally on the conservative end of a Charlotte-to-Fayetteville district, which the president carried by nearly 12 points in 2016.
With most votes counted on Tuesday night, Mr. Bishop was ahead by about two percentage points, according to The Associated Press.
The fierce fight for the Ninth Congressional District also brought to an end a tortured political drama: The 2018 midterm race for the seat, in which Mr. McCready barely lost against a different Republican, was in question for months because of evidence of election fraud on the G.O.P. side.