Published On: Mon, Jun 21st, 2021
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Outgoing North Carolina Senator Backs McRory After Trump Endorsed Budd

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Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is backing former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory in the race to succeed him, after former President Donald Trump threw his support behind Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.). Burr’s upcoming retirement has triggered over a dozen people to launch bids, many of them Republican. But Burr told Politico that McCrory is the only Republican “that can win the general election.” “Pat McCrory has a commanding advantage,” Burr said. Trump endorsed Budd during the North Carolina Republican Convention in early June. “This gentleman is going to be your next senator. He’s going to be somebody you’re going to be so proud of. He will fight like hell. He will fight like nobody will fight,” Trump told the crowd. He also mentioned McCrory. “You can’t pick people who have already lost two races and do not stand for our values,” Trump said. Burr told Politico: “I can’t tell you what …

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