With a visit to Mar-a-Lago, new endorsement, and loyalty tests the GOP primary for North Carolina’s U.S. Senate seat got messier this week.
In the race to get the most coveted endorsement in the Republican party, Mark Walker made a trip to Mar-a-Lago this week to make his case to Former President Trump. While back in North Carolina, Congressman Dan Bishop’s not so subtle endorsement of Congressman Ted Budd spells trouble for failed loser Pat McCrory.
The problems didn’t stop there, as the News & Observer reported this morning all three candidates are being drawn into the GOP civil war between Former President Trump and Mitch McConnell, with Budd and Walker “sidestepp[ing] questions” about who they would vote for as GOP Leader and McCrory “declin[ing to] comment” altogether.
“North Carolina’s GOP primary field is quickly becoming the latest battleground for the intraparty fight taking place,” said Kate Frauenfelder, a spokeswoman for NCDP. “With candidates already feuding and a Trump endorsement looming, the messy primary is sure to get even uglier.”