Congressman-elect Greg Murphy jumps into new role at GOP retreat

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Fresh off a special election win and praise from the President for victory in North Carolina, Congressman-elect Greg Murphy is already joining House members in Baltimore for the annual GOP retreat.

Fresh off an election victory, Congressman-elect Greg Murphy joins House Republicans in Baltimore, MD for annual retreat. (Source: Gray DC)

“I haven’t been in the Cauldron called Washington yet," said Murphy. "And so I’m understanding this is a good way to get away, let the tensions go down a little bit."

Even though he has yet to take his Oath of Office, the former North Carolina state legislator will be bringing his ideas to to the table, focusing on everything form economics to global security, and foreign affairs.

Murphy says he is eager to be a voice for North Carolina’s 3rd district, which hasn’t had any representation since the death of Congressman Walter Jones in February.

“The most important thing is to put the office back together again, develop staff, get back out there and attend to the needs of those in the 3rd district," said Murphy.

One of those immediate needs, he says, is hurricane relief, especially after Dorian pummeled North Carolina's outer banks last week.

“As a state legislator, we’ve had to deal with these disasters before and now I’ll be working in concert with my former colleagues, to try to get relief to the people of eastern North Carolina," he said.

Now, GOP leaders are motivated by securing not one, but two recent seats in North Carolina. Dan Bishop scraped a narrow victory over Democrat Dan McCready in the 9th congressional race. Both Congressmen-elect attended the Baltimore retreat.

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