BREAKING: Trump-Backed Ted Budd Wins Big in NC Republican Senate Primary

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The Associated Press tonight projected the winner of the North Carolina Republican Senate primary to be Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., who was backed by Donald Trump. Budd won in the crowded field of 14, which included Republican former Governor Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Walker.


From the Washington Times:

Budd avoided a runoff by garnering more than 30% of the vote in the primary. He now advances to the November general election, where he’ll take on/is expected to take on Democrat Cheri Beasley, a former state Supreme Court chief justice. Beasley would be North Carolina’s first Black senator if elected in the Republican-leaning state.

According to Fox News Digital, Budd said President Trump’s backing was a big help:

I think it was huge. But it really helps especially when you work hard like we’ve done. We’ve stayed focused. We’ve worked hard. Stay humble and go out and ask people for their prayers, their support and their vote.”

Breitbart notes that the AP made the call only 20 minutes after the polls closed. “This was clearly a landslide, or blowout, election victory for both Budd and Trump,” they write.

The congressman was also endorsed by conservative group Club for Growth Action, who quickly celebrated his win:


Budd will face Democrat and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, whom the Associated Press also projects as a winner tonight, in November’s general election. This contest will surely “again test former President Donald Trump’s influence in North Carolina,” they write.

Budd has already come out swinging though:

Stay with RedState for further election results throughout the night.



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