Trump-backed Rep. Budd wins North Carolina GOP Senate primary

Ted Budd defeated former Gov. Pat McCrory and former U.S. Rep. Mark Walker.

Published: May 17, 2022 8:16pm

Updated: May 18, 2022 12:20pm

Rep. Ted Budd on Tuesday night won the North Carolina GOP Senate primary, according to the Associated Press.

The Trump-backed Budd defeated former Gov. Pat McCrory and former U.S. Rep. Mark Walker.

Budd will face Democratic nominee Cheri Beasley, the former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, in the general election in November.

In other North Carolina congressional primaries, the Associated Press declared:

  • Don Davis the winner in the Democrat primary for the 1st Congressional District. 
  • Valerie Foushee in the Democrat primary for the 4th Congressional District. 
  • Kathy Manning in the Democrat primary for the 6th Congressional District. (unopposed.)
  • Jeff Jackson in the Democrat primary for the 14th Congressional District.
  • Deborah Ross in Democrat primary for the 2nd Congressional District. (unopposed.)
  • Wiley Nickel in Democrat primary for the 13th Congressional District.
  • Greg Murphy in the GOP primary for the 3rd Congressional District.

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