"The We the People Campaign was a huge success, but it ended when the polls closed at 7:30 tonight. Tomorrow, I start on the journey to become the 'We the People Congressman'. This campaign has been about the people, this win was about the people and my service in Congress will always be about the people."
Greenville, North Carolina Dr. Greg Murphy will be the next Congressman from North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District, after an impressive double digit win in the Special Election to fill the unexpired term of the late Walter B. Jones Jr.. Murphy's grassroots campaign produced his third victory in a little over 5 months after winning an initial Republican Primary and then a Primary Runoff.
"The We the People Campaign was a huge success, but it ended when the polls closed at 7:30 tonight. Tomorrow, I start on the journey to become the We the People Congressman'" Murphy said after the race was declared in his favor on Tuesday night. "This campaign has been about the people, this win was about the people and my service in Congress will always be about the people."
Shortly after the race was declared, Murphy received a phone call from President Donald Trump, congratulating him on the victory. "It's rather humbling" Murphy told the crowd assembled at his victory party in Greenville. "The President said he loves Eastern North Carolina and looks forward to us working together to help the region".
Murphy defeated three other challengers on the ballot, as candidates from the Constitution and Libertarian Parties joined a Democrat seeking the seat. The campaign was marked by other unusual circumstances, including a hurricane at the end of last week that affected many areas of the 17 county District that stretches from the Virginia border South to Onslow County.
Murphy assured the citizens of the Third District that his life of service will continue while he serves as their Congressman. "I understand that as a Freshman Congressman there is only so much I can do legislatively. However, terms in office has no impact on constituent service and I promise you an office that will be responsive to the needs of the citizens" Murphy said.
Murphy has already promised to open multiple offices in the large district, hoping the proximity to all areas will lead to better response time. "As a Conservative, it's not about government handouts. But there are services that are offered to citizens and when they need help, my office will be there for them."
Murphy won't have a lot of time to make the transition from the State Legislature, where he currently serves, to Congress. It will take approximately 10 days to certify the votes from Tuesday's election and Murphy will be sworn in shortly thereafter.
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