MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — There's a tossup special election for a House seat from North Carolina next Tuesday. And it's shaping up as a test of President Donald Trump's pull on voters and whether the suburbs are continuing the flight from Republicans that fueled the party's 2018 congressional election debacle.
The House district flows eastward from the prosperous Charlotte suburbs into rural areas hugging the South Carolina border. It's up for grabs after state officials invalidated last November's election following voter fraud allegations.
Trump won the district easily in 2016 and is holding an election-eve rally Monday for Republican candidate Dan Bishop. He faces Democrat Dan McCready, who narrowly lost last fall's nullified race.
McCready is a former Marine and Harvard MBA who's taken centrist positions. Bishop is a conservative and Trump loyalist.