In District 3, incumbent Republican Greg Murphy won a special election last September after a boost from President Trump at a rally in Fayetteville. Since then, Murphy has been a strong Trump supporter.
He rejected both articles of impeachment and in a statement posted to his congressional page decried that Trump faced the inquiry at all.
“It’s disappointing that Democratic leadership continues to drag our country through this divisive exercise in partisanship. The evidence has shown the president has done nothing wrong,” Murphy said on his website.
“I certainly cannot support either of these articles and will be happy when the president is acquitted in the Senate, and Congress can get back to tending to the business of the people.”
The other candidate in the race, Democrat Darryl Farrow, could not be reached after several attempts.
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