Budd Campaign Donations Pour In Following Trump Endorsement
CHARLOTTE, NC – U. S. Representative Ted Budd is riding high after a key endorsement from former President Donald Trump.
“I’m giving him my complete and total endorsement,” said Trump during a speech in Greenville, NC.
“It’s absolute the honor of a lifetime,” said Budd.
Budd says he learned of the endorsement 15 minutes before Donald Trump took the stage at the North Carolina GOP Convention this past weekend.
“Within 90 seconds the online donations from around the country were coming in with lots of very kind messages saying God, bless you,” explained Budd.
Budd says having Trump in his corner will bolster his campaign in a hotly contested state. Trump won North Carolina by less than 75,000 votes in 2020 following a recount.
Budd says there is still a lot of work to be done to win voters..
“While my policies are America first, my policies are like Trump, my style is very North Carolinian. And I like reaching across the aisle when I can,” said Budd.
With a third of the state’s voting population unaffiliated, Bud says reaching moderates and undecided voters could be key.
“We’re going to help the economy whether you’re republican or democrat. We’re going to make sure your elections are secure whether you’re a republican or democrat,” said Budd.
But before he faces down democrats, Budd will have to get through the primary challengers.
Former Charlotte Mayor and State governor Pat McCrory said in a statement..
“I’m disappointed that President Trump has endorsed a Washington insider who has done more to oppose the Trump agenda than anyone in this race. We will win this race – the primary and the general.”
“I’m not worried about that at all,” said Budd when asked about his competitor’s comments, “I think those are very inaccurate and I think that was last minute desperate words from a desperate campaign.”
Trump’s daughter-in-law, Laura Trump, who is a North Carolina native and rumored to be a contender for the US Senate seat confirmed that she won’t be running in 2022.