Displaying items by tag: Pat McCrory

RALEIGH — U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, who currently represents N.C.’s 13th Congressional District, has won the Republican primary for the state’s U.S. Senate race, according to the Associated Press, the New York Times, and CNN. Budd’s candidacy was given a major boost over key rivals after an endorsement by former President Donald Trump and big spending on his behalf by the Club for Growth PAC. 

Published in Local News

It appears that Republicans are closing ranks around Ted Budd in the U.S. Senate primary. Earlier this week, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger announced his endorsement and this morning, Budd is running ad with Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson touting his support. I suspect some of the consolidation is an attempt to prevent a costly and divisive runoff, but it begs questions about where the GOP is heading in North Carolina. 

Published in Opinion

ELLERBE — One of the frontrunners for North Carolina’s up-for-grabs U.S. Senate seat stopped by the World’s Largest Strawberry on Wednesday.

Published in Local News
Thursday, 10 March 2022 12:23

OPINION: A proxy fight for the soul of the GOP?

With the battle over maps sucking the air out of the political conversation in North Carolina for the first two months of the year, the Republican U.S. Senate primary has gotten little attention. That’s about to change.

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — A debate Saturday among three Republican candidates to replace retiring U.S. Sen Richard Burr, R-N.C., was substantive and respectful yet offered just enough fireworks to spark small fires throughout.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — Former N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory is the preferred choice for the state’s U.S. Senate seat in 2022, according to a Civitas Poll of likely GOP primary voters released Thursday, Jan. 13.

Published in Local News

Both former Governor Pat McCrory and Congressman Ted Budd can claim some positive momentum in their campaigns for U.S. Senate after 2nd quarter fundraising totals were posted Thursday, July 15. McCrory outperformed all his primary opponents in the North Carolina race, raising $1,237,000 from April through June of this year.

Published in Local News
Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:37

OPINION: Pat McCrory's stupid dog whistle

I can’t wait to watch Pat McCrory lose again. McCrory is on Twitter making asinine statements and parroting childish right-wing talking points. While he might not be as smart as Thom Tillis, he has just as little substance. I don’t know what’s wrong with Charlotte Republicans. They will say anything to get elected.

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — U.S. Rep. Ted Budd’s campaign team is highlighting new polling data showing the impact of former President Donald Trump’s endorsement in North Carolina’s 2022 U.S. Senate race.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — Speaking to a sold-out N.C. Republican Party Convention fundraiser, former President Donald Trump made an early endorsement in the 2022 primary for U.S. Senate, choosing 13th District Congressman Ted Budd over former Congressman Mark Walker and former Gov. Pat McCrory.

Published in Local News
Page 1 of 2