Dr. Greg Murphy, the Republican nominee running in the special election for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, trounced his Democrat opponent on Tuesday, keeping the seat in GOP control.
Despite the district’s conservative bent, the 3rd became a battleground between establishment Republicans and allies of President Donald Trump heading into the primary for the special election.
Murphy, who represented portions of the district in the North Carolina House of Representatives, was favored by grassroots conservatives and Freedom Caucus heavyweights like Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH).
One of Perry’s largest backers was Winning For Women, a group run by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), which claims its goal is to elect more women to the House Republican Caucus.
“His decision was rewarded … as it will be each and every day he chooses to support North Carolina values over DC special interests.