"Tonight is about recognizing the efforts of individuals who volunteered their time and talents to overcome a million dollar political machine. As is always the case in the history of this great Republic, We the People won again."
— Dr. Greg Murphy
Dr. Greg Murphy has taken another step toward serving as the next Congressman from North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District. Tuesday night's election results showed Murphy besting opponent Dr. Joan Perry by an impressive 20 point margin, garnering 60 percent of the vote while taking 12 of the districts 17 counties.
Murphy's campaign centered around what he called the "We the People"
platform, based on limited government principles that seeks to move power away from the Federal Government in Washington and back to the citizens of the District. Murphy gave the credit for his victory to the people he hopes to empower.
"I always had faith in the people. Not necessarily that they would choose me as a person, but that they would see through the rhetoric and make a choice based on the values that most closely aligned with theirs."
Murphy said. "My belief in lower taxes, less government and more individual liberty are the values of Eastern North Carolina and I am humbled by the citizens' support."
The runoff campaign received national attention, with a particular focus on the outside spending of groups opposing Murphy. Murphy believes his independent streak, including his alignment with the conservative House Freedom Caucus
, put a target on his back that brought in over $1 million dollars in advertising from special interests groups from outside the area. Murphy was steadfast in his belief that the voters would see through the rhetoric and not fall for Washington style politics. "I hope it sends a message to the next group that tries to buy any election in Eastern North Carolina. Tonight's results show that these folks votes are not for sale"
Now, Murphy moves on to the a September election date that will determine who will serve as the next Congressman from North Carolina's Third Congressional District. But for the moment, Murphy wasn't looking ahead. "Tonight is about recognizing the efforts of individuals who volunteered their time and talents to overcome a million dollar political machine. As is always the case in the history of this great Republic, We the People won again."
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