Today, North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) Chair Bobbie Richardson, Guilford County Democratic Party Chair Kathy Kirkpatrick and North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans President Bill Dworkin held a press conference highlighting how Ted Budd’s wrong for North Carolina.
During the event, speakers called out the North Carolina Republican Party for signaling their support of the GOP’s MAGA agenda by hosting the plan’s architect, National Republican Senate Campaign Chair Rick Scott, as the keynote speaker on Saturday, May 21st, at the NCGOP 2022 State Convention in Greensboro. U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd has said he “agreed with the major points” of Scott’s plan, which promises to raise taxes on nearly 40 percent of working-class North Carolinians and sunset Social Security and Medicare.
“We’re here today because right as we speak, the North Carolina Republican Party is holding their State Convention in Greensboro. Tomorrow, the NC GOP will roll out the red carpet for National Republican Senatorial Chair and Florida Senator Rick Scott who is serving as their convention’s keynote speaker and is sure to tout Republicans’ ultra MAGA agenda. North Carolina Republicans declared Congressman Ted Budd their U.S. Senate nominee, who said he ‘agreed with major points’ of this ultra MAGA plan. To quote a famous Budweiser ad, ‘This Budd is NOT for you.’ Ted Budd is wrong for North Carolina,” said North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Bobbie Richardson.
“As the NC GOP convention descends on our home, I can tell you that Democrats in Greensboro are fired up. Republicans like U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd are telling us exactly what they’re going to do if they take the majority this fall. In fact, Rick Scott – the Senator who created a plan to raise taxes on middle class families and take away Medicare and Social Security, is headlining their convention. As a retired teacher, I know the struggles of working families firsthand. The GOP tax plan would raise taxes on 40 percent of North Carolinians, including the parents and teachers I worked with for years. We can’t afford that,” said Guilford County Democratic Party Chair Kathy Kirkpatrick.
“In Ted Budd, you have a candidate who’s supporting Republicans’ extreme MAGA agenda. On the other hand, Cheri Beasley, who was a remarkable Supreme Court Chief Justice and she will be a remarkable Senator for North Carolina. My organization, the North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans, represents 52,000 retired workers and community members. We are going to work hard to make sure Cheri Beasley gets elected to the U.S. Senate. We can’t afford Ted Budd and Republican control of Congress,” said North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans President Bill Dworkin.