NC House Republican Caucus Director, Stephen Wiley, manages the candidate recruitment and campaigns for the 120 state House races. He says getting to a 72-seat majority was always going to be a heavy lift, even as they over-performed national GOP trends. While it’s too early to analyze all of the results and turnout, Wiley says it appears that the anti-Trump coalition that formed in 2018 had an impact yesterday.

Also, Dr. Andy Jackson, the Director of Civitas Center for Public Integrity at the John Locke Foundation, says the Congressional races turned out as expected – thanks to maps drawn by court-appointed “special masters.” Jackson says the NC House may have fallen one vote shy of a supermajority, but Republicans can offer Democrats reasons to break with their governor.

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