Ted Budd, who was endorsed by Trump, has won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in North Carolina and it wasn’t even close.
It’s another win for a Trump endorsed candidate. He is on a bit of a winning streak lately.
Budd will now face off against Democrat Cheri Beasley in November.
Breitbart News reports:
Trump-Backed Rep. Ted Budd Wins by a Landslide in North Carolina U.S. Senate Primary
Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) secured the Republican nomination with a blowout victory in the North Carolina U.S. Senate primary, the Associated Press has projected.
The Trump-endorsed congressman beat his establishment-backed competitor, former Gov. Pat McCrory (R), less than an hour after polls closed on Tuesday, garnering more than 56 percent of the vote by 8 p.m. compared to McCrory’s 27 percent, the New York Times reported. Former Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) had nearly 9 percent of the vote by 8 p.m., and no other candidate had topped over 4 percent.
After leading in the polls by double digits in recent months, Budd’s significant lead puts him well past the required 30 percent of votes to avoid a runoff election, meaning he will go on to face the Democrat nominee, former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Cheri Beasley, in the November general election.
Budd is running to fill retiring Sen. Richard Burr’s (R-NC) seat — Burr, who preferred McCrory to replace him, was notably one of the seven Senate Republicans who voted in favor of convicting former President Donald Trump on impeachment charges in 2021.
North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson congratulated Budd on Twitter:
Congratulations to my friend Ted Budd on winning the Republican nomination for the US Senate. He is the common-sense candidate that will defeat the radical left in November! pic.twitter.com/eKaArzGrbK
— Mark Robinson (@markrobinsonNC) May 18, 2022
So did the Senate GOP:
Congratulations to @TedBuddNC!
Washington Democrats may already be cutting bait in North Carolina, but the NRSC is committed to ensuring Ted Budd is the next U.S. Senator from the Tar Heel State.https://t.co/zmivFjeYE3 pic.twitter.com/NGdI8ZPt7T
— Senate Republicans (@NRSC) May 18, 2022
Now on to November.