CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The GOP nominee for a historically Republican congressional seat in North Carolina finds himself in an unusual situation: behind in money and overmatched on the airwaves.
As a freshman congressman, Republican Ted Budd seems to have several strikes against him as he faces his first re-election in his North Carolina district.
He belongs to the same party as the president, a historical negative in midterm elections. President Donald Trump's national disapproval ratings have risen since taking office. And Budd faces a female challenger in a year when women's political involvement has been intensifying.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump travels Friday to North Carolina to raise campaign funds for two U.S. House candidates, a planned visit coming amid uncertainty over whether the state's congressional districts might be redrawn under court order even before the fall vote.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two Republican congressional candidates say President Donald Trump is coming to North Carolina to help them raise money for expected tough fall campaigns against well-funded opponents.
U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and GOP nominee Mark Harris announced Friday that Trump is scheduled to attend an Aug. 31 luncheon in Charlotte. The invitation lists donation levels from $1,000 to $25,000 per person. Money also will go to state and national Republican committees.