Signaling what is to come in this expensive and messy GOP Senate primary, Congressman Ted Budd is running a new radio ad touting his Trump endorsement and taking swipes at his opponents. The 60-second spot is almost entirely audio from the GOP convention where former President Trump endorsed Budd and took a shot at his opponent Pat McCrory, saying not once but twice: “You can’t pick people that have already lost two races” and emphasizing that McCrory does not “stand for our values.”
Failed politician Pat McCrory has pushed back against that line of attack, just yesterday citing his fundraising numbers as evidence that he is the “only candidate” for Republicans who can win the general election (even though the former governor has actually lost more statewide races than he’s won).
“Congressman Budd’s new ad buy is just the start of an expensive, drawn-out and nasty primary as these GOP primary rivals continue to fight it out and drag each other down along the way,” said NCDP spokeswoman Kate Frauenfelder. “Trump’s endorsement continues to send this primary spiraling.”