Rep. Ted Budd, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump, has won the GOP Senate primary in North Carolina.
Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., won North Carolina’s Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, defeating former Gov. Pat McCrory and former U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, NBC News projected.
Just after 8 p.m E.T., Budd held a lead of roughly 30 points over McCrory. His victory sets up a fall battle with Democratic nominee Cheri Beasley, the former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Budd was locked in a tight race with McCrory for months but was able to turn the race into less of nail-biter with just weeks to go thanks mostly to two friends who recently became enemies — former President Donald Trump and the Club for Growth, a conservative economics group spending millions in Republican primaries.
BREAKING NEWS: Trump-endorsed @RepTedBudd is projected to win the North Carolina Republican Senate Primary. https://t.co/r14EXv9U5K@MarkHalperin: The "most conclusive example of Donald Trump's influence in the Republican party." pic.twitter.com/kP1atR8YBd
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