Opinion

Is McCrory more conservative than Berger?

Entrepreneur and civic leader Algenon Cash is the host of “Locked In,” a program on Greensboro radio station WTOB. I appeared on a recent episode along with former Gov. Pat McCrory, who’d just lost the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. McCrory had much to say about that race, as you might expect. But what I...

John Hood
Opinion

Senate race is far from settled

Two polls taken of North Carolina voters right after the May 17 primary showed Republican Ted Budd leading Democrat Cheri Beasley in the pivotal 2022 race for U.S. Senate. They also show it’s too soon to count Beasley out. East Carolina University’s latest survey, concluded three days after the primary, had Budd leading Beasley by...

John Hood
News

Ted Budd wins NC’s US Senate GOP primary

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...

David Larson
Opinion

Ted Budd’s really good week

Congressman Ted Budd just finished his second-best week of the primary election with a wave of public opinion surveys showing him surging in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate and a high-profile rally with former President Trump. Then to top it off, Budd received the endorsement of the most popular state-based Republican, Lt. Gov. Mark...

Dallas Woodhouse
News

Budd pulls ahead in new U.S. Senate GOP primary poll

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd now leads the pack in the Republican primary for the open U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina, according to a new Civitas Poll of likely GOP voters released Thursday, April 7. Budd won 32% support, compared to 21% support for former Gov. Pat McCrory and 7% for former U.S. Rep. Mark...

David N. Bass

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Opinion

McCrory shells Budd on Putin, Russia

After months of sustained body blows from millions of dollars in negative ads from the Ted Budd-supporting Club for Growth, former Gov. Pat McCrory began punching back hard Thursday. He’s trying to land a knockout punch on Congressman Budd based on his statement and votes concerning Russia and Vladimir Putin. “As Ukrainians bled and died,”...

Dallas Woodhouse
News

Senate primary debate offers fireworks despite Ted Budd’s absence

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. The U.S. Senate Republican primary debate marked the culmination of the Carolina Liberty Conference in Raleigh, sponsored by the John Locke Foundation. Candidates Marjorie Eastman, Pat...

John Trump
News

Trump renews Budd endorsement, countering Politico report

Former President Donald Trump has renewed his endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ted Budd in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. The president’s comments follow a Politico report last week that he was “starting to have regrets” about backing Budd. “Ted Budd, who I endorsed many months ago for U.S. Senate, is now leading the pack in...

CJ Staff
News

McCrory tops Budd in GOP primary poll of 2022 U.S. Senate race

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. McCrory, a Republican, leads the primary field with 24% of the vote, compared to 19% for 13th congressional district Rep. Ted Budd and 7%...

David N. Bass