A flood of new reporting over the weekend highlighted the escalating NC GOP U.S. Senate primary as the “campaigns go negative.” After Club for Growth blasted out an “unprecedented,” 12-page mailer – a “hit job” on Pat McCrory over his past ethics and corruption scandals, McCrory hit back, accusing Budd of “hid[ing] behind DC special interests.”.
With the primary election delayed and former President Trump “struggling to clear the Republican field,” candidates are left to “fight among themselves,” guaranteeing North Carolina Republicans an uphill battle to the general election.
Associated Press: NC GOP Senate primary intensifies as campaigns go negative
The Hill: Trump struggles to clear GOP field in North Carolina Senate race
WRAL: More than an attack ad: Outside group mails 12-page catalog bashing McCrory in US Senate race
WRAL: Editorial: Needs of the state, not loyalty to Trump, should dominate N.C. primary campaigns