NBC News reports:
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. 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.
🚨 North Carolina Republican Primary Results🚨
✅Ted Budd – 55.9%
Pat McCrory – 27.4%
26% of precincts reporting
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