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Monday August 15th

Burr wins re-election handily

Sen. Richard Burr has won re-election to his seat, defeating N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.

Burr is leading Marshall with 55 percent of the vote to her 42 percent with 93 of 100 counties reporting.

“This is a new day in America and I’m eager to do my part,” Burr told supporters in Winston-Salem. “I ask for your prayers and I commit to you again to be the hardest working US senator North Carolina has ever seen.”

In Raleigh, Marshall took the stage with her family to address her supporters in a positive speech.

“You all are a wonderful group,” she said. “Thank you all so, so much.”

“I just got off the phone with Senator Burr,” Marshall said. “Senator Burr is a good man, he loves his wife, he loves his children, and he works very hard. We may not agree on everything and this campaign helped point out some of those differences, but we both love this state and love this country.”

Burr’s seat has gone back and forth between parties for years.

“I’m the first person to be re-elected to this Senate seat since 1967,” Burr said. “Thank goodness the curse has been broken.”

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