Ted Budd Wins North Carolina Senate Race

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 23: Hillsborough County enter their polling place to cast their ballots on primary election day on August 23, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. Florida voters will head to the polls today to determine which candidates will have the chance to face off in this Novembers general election. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The race has been a close one, but Budd successfully garnered a win. On Election Day, FiveThirtyEight’s average polling had Budd up 4.3 points at 49.5% over Beasley’s 45.2%. However, Beasley was leading Budd in early results on Election Night.
  • In an acceptance speech, Budd said, “I want to make the Old North State that much better again.”
  • Jonathan Felts, Budd’s campaign manager, said earlier in the day on Tuesday, “I think people are responding well to Ted Budd’s message of helping get America back to work again, helping to get the economy up and running again,” adding, “We’ve been in recession now thanks to (President) Joe Biden and we have to get folks to work.”

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