Republicans will hold on to North Carolina’s Third District seat in the U.S. House as state Rep. Greg Murphy rolled to victory in Tuesday’s special election.
A urologist from Greenville who has served in the General Assembly since 2015, Murphy outdistanced three other candidates in the election called after 12-term Rep. Walter Jones, Jr., of Farmville died in February.
Democrat Allen Thomas, a former Greenville mayor, finished second.
Results reported to the N.C. State Board of Elections at 10:29 p.m.:
Precincts Reported: 236 of 236
Greg Murphy (R) 70,412 (61.74%)
Allen Thomas (D) 42,570 (37.47%)
Greg Holt (C) 502 (0.44%)
Tim Harris (L) 393 (0.35%)