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  • Thursday ,12 September 2019
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GOP s narrow North Carolina victory is bad news for Trump in 2020

by CNN

Opinion

00:09

Thursday ,12 September 2019

GOP s narrow North Carolina victory is bad news for Trump in 2020

 There are a few truisms about special elections: Both sides spend a lot of money, special elections are difficult for the party that holds the presidency as they are often a referendum on the job the president is doing, and finally, both parties will be aggressive with spin to explain a loss as not a loss and a victory as a major national trend event.

 
During North Carolina s special elections these truths were on full display. More than $20 million was spent on the congressional race, and President Donald Trump, understanding the second truth, made it clear that the election was about whether people supported him or the "America-hating left."
 
As for spin on a victory, Trump used Twitter to get the ball rolling on that. "BIG NIGHT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!," read one of several tweets