In what observers are calling a “stunning upset,” Coalition pledge signer Mark Harris has defeated incumbent Representative Robert Pittenger, who had not signed the pledge and recently voted for the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill.

The pledge commits Harris to consider all spending open for reduction, not to vote for a budget that has no path to balance, and not to support new spending without offsets elsewhere.

We wish Mr. Harris the best of luck heading into the general election and hope he keeps his word with fiscally conservative votes if he is elected to serve the people of North Carolina.