Berger endorses Budd in US Senate primary

Senate Leader Phil Berger

RALEIGH — Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Eden) endorsed U.S. Rep. Ted Budd in the May 17 Republican U.S. Senate primary.  

“North Carolinians will decide control of the U.S. Senate this November,” said Berger in a statement. “That’s why it’s imperative Republicans nominate an electable conservative candidate, and that candidate is Ted Budd. Ted is the only candidate with a record of job creation, fighting for common sense immigration measures, and standing up for working people.”  

Budd has been endorsed by over 50 current and former members of the General Assembly, most of which were in office at the same time as former one-term Gov. Pat McCrory in Raleigh. 

“Whether he was opposed by Democrats or certain Republicans who shall remain nameless, Phil Berger did not back down from doing what’s best for North Carolina’s working families,” said Budd of the endorsement. 

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