• Dem. District 9 candidate Dan McCready raises $1.74 million in second quarter

    By: Joe Bruno

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    NORTH CAROLINA - Democratic 9th congressional district candidate Dan McCready raised $1.74 million in the second quarter of the year, according to his campaign.

    The McCready campaign says 95.5 percent of the donations were less than $200.

    “This campaign for affordable healthcare and stronger public schools is people-powered and wouldn’t be possible without the tens of thousands of people who agree we need to change how Washington works and put country before party,” McCready said in a statement. “With more than $1.74 million raised this quarter, we’re ready to run an aggressive, grassroots campaign and take our state back from career politicians and special interests.”

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    The McCready campaign says the Democrat has raised a total of $3.9 million since November and currently has around $1.8 million on hand.

    “I think this war chest is going to be critical going into a low turnout election that won’t have the Democratic wave environment that was there in 2018,” Dr. Michael Bitzer, professor of political science and history at Catawba College, said. “The 9th is a traditional GOP-likely district, due to Trump getting 56 percent of the vote in 2016 in that district.”

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    Republican State Sen. Dan Bishop’s fundraising figures are not available yet. The election is Sept. 10.

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