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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Incumbent Greg Murphy won the 3rd congressional district house seat in the state Tuesday night.

The Congressman held a results party at the Beaufort hotel. That is where he found out news of his victory.

The candidate received 227,426 votes. That is 63.6% of voters.

His Democratic challenger Daryl Farrow took the remaining 131, 011 votes. That makes up 36.5% of voters.

9OYS tried months to get in contact with Farrow. His only response was an email sent on election eve. SEE BELOW.

“I seek this office not to oppose any man, rather to offer new ideas.  We are at a critical point in our nations history.  We have a clear choice to make.  The question is not which political party should run the government, rather the question is fundamentally what role should the government play in our lives. The Constitution gave us promises .  Within that promise is the pursuit of equality and justice.  It is with in that promise that we fought to preserve the union and out of that struggle came civil rights and out of struggle came the dreams of Martin Luther King , Robert Frost and Langston Hughes .  It is within that promise that we must move past the bigoty of and hate that has so long divided us .  The question is rather do we wish to continue with policies of an administration that restricts the right of a woman to choose or that does not believe in climate change .  We must remember John Lewis, remember what he stood for, justice and equality under the law.  The simple right to have your voice heard.  Your voice .  The right to vote . The right to healthcare. Coronavirus has exposed the true size and scope of our social and systemic inequities.This is man’s treatment of his fellow man.  “If you don’t like something change it, if you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelo. We must expand all elements of the Affordable Care Act.  Expand Medicaid.

Daryl Farrow, Democrat

The rural district covers counties beside the Pamlico Sound and The Outer Banks.

Onslow County’s local GOP communications director Melinda Highers says they are very happy with the result.

“I think hes just a rockstar he won my heart way back during the special election…” MELINDA HIGHERS, Onslow County Republican Party Communications Director  

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