North Carolina state legislator Dan Bishop was victorious in a closely watched special election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The congressional district, North Carolina’s Ninth, was left unrepresented by the state board of elections following allegations of absentee ballot fraud in the 2018 race. Bishop’s campaign was supported by SCI’s political action committee, SCI-PAC, in recognition for his work on legislation allowing Sunday hunting in the state.
As a member of the North Carolina State Senate and former member of the State House, Bishop has described himself as a pro-gun candidate. He was opposed by Democratic candidate Dan McCready, Libertarian Jeff Scott and Green candidate Allen Smith. McCready was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Bishop won the Republican primary against nine other candidates.
The line between the two main candidates was crystal clear. Dan Bishop received the endorsement of Safari Club International while McCready was endorsed by anti-hunting groups, the Humane Society of the United States and the League of Conservation Voters.
Congressman-elect Bishop’s win is a victory not only for North Carolina sportsmen and women, but for America’s outdoor sports enthusiasts. His vote will be a solid vote in support of Americas hunting freedoms.