Governor McCrory Wins & Ted Budd Loses First US Senate Debate

Fresh off of his official campaign filing for office yesterday, Governor Pat McCrory swept the field in the first official Senate debate of the race hosted by the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh. 

Ted Budd’s failure to show up for the debate, coupled with the relentless attack from all the candidates on Budd’s ties to George Soros, contrasted strongly to McCrory’s commitment to fixing the problems created by the Washington insiders.  The McCrory Campaign issued the following statement: 

“While Ted Budd no-showed at today’s debate, Pat McCrory showed the voters and the Washington insiders that he is the only serious candidate who can articulate a vision for saving the American Dream, unite the Republican Party, and win in November.”