NC Democratic Candidate Criticized for a Six-Month Delay in Returning a Contribution from Omar

Terry: How much was the contribution?

Thompson: It was a $2,000 donation on Nov. 6. And, so, he tweeted about giving it back on April 17.

Terry: Why did Dan Bishop not mention that McCready gave the money back during the rally?

Thompson: When we talked to a spokesperson for Bishop, they said that it shouldn’t really matter, and McCready shouldn’t have taken a cent from her in the first place because of her documented history of “anti-Semitic remarks.”

Terry: So, how did you rate these remarks then by Dan Bishop?

Thompson: Since McCready did get a donation from Omar but he gave it back, we decided that that was a substantial enough detail that was left out to make this statement half true.

Marshall Terry, “Fact Check: Did McCready Campaign Accept Money From Rep. Omar?“, WFAE, 7/31/2019

NC Republican Ridicules his Democratic Opponent with Omar’s Face Superimposed on a Clown Doll

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. — The Republican competing in the do-over race in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District has been running an ad featuring circus music and wobbling clown dolls. The dolls, he says in the commercial, represent “the crazy liberal clowns” of today’s Democratic Party.

“They’re not funny,” the candidate, state Senator Dan Bishop, declares. “They’re downright scary.”

Affixed to the clown heads are the faces of some of the opposing party’s more left-leaning national stars, including Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

Richard Fausset, “A Rare Do-Over Congressional Election Is a Chance to Battle-Test 2020 Strategies“, New York Times, July 31, 2019
Israel-boycotter Elvis Costello, back when he was good. Don’t waste your time on any music he made after 1980. It is uninspired and derivative of his earlier work. His song “Clowntime is Over”, however, is excellent and accurately describes the clown-like nature of that dolt Omar.

Sen. Klobuchar Won’t Say If She’d Invite Rep. Omar to Speak at DNC If She’s the Nominee

Minnesota Democratic Senator and presidential candidate declines to say if she would invite Representative Ilhan Omar to speak at the Democratic National Convention in 2020 if she should become the party’s nominee, saying that she would only commit to inviting former President Obama.

C-Span, “Sen. Klobuchar Won’t Say If She’d Invite Rep. Omar to Speak at DNC If She’s the Nominee“, July 22, 2019

Republican Ad in NC Links Democratic Opponent to Ilhan Omar

In NC-9, Republican Dan Bishop is running this ad linking his Democratic opponent Dan McCready to Ilhan Omar. Democrats who link their Republican opponents to Trump should not complain when Republicans in turn link Dems to Ilhan Omar. The solution is for Dems to stop supporting Ilhan Omar. One way to do that would be for Nancy Pelosi to take away Omar’s assignment to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

NC Republican Uses Omar to Hammer Democratic Opponent

But dynamics change when such a contest is the only game in town, and this race feels destined to become nationalized in some way. McCready won’t have the benefit of a blue wave at his back, and Republicans are eager to link him to the more progressive elements of the party. They see this as a testing ground for their 2020 message — tying candidates to socialism, Medicare for All, late-term abortion, the Green New Deal, the push for Trump’s impeachment and more. It’s no coincidence that one of Bishop’s primary ads already featured Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Maxine Waters, among others.

Jessica Taylor, “Under Four Months Until the Special Election, NC-09 Remains in Toss Up“, Cook Political Report, May 17, 2019
NC-9 Republican Candidate Dan Bishop is linking his Democratic opponent Dan McCReady to fellow Democrat Ilhan Omar . McReady has already rejected a campaign contribution from Omar and clearly does not want to be associated with her.