Republican senate candidates pledge loyalty to Trump, not McConnell
In early primaries, Republican voters continue to side with nominees who, should they win, will probably have more loyalty to the former president than Mitch McConnell, creating potential headaches down the road for the long-serving Senate GOP leader.washingtonpost.com
In N.C., a Black woman brings up abortion in Senate run. Her Trump-backed rival doesn’t.
In battleground Senate races all across the country, Democratic candidates have been more eager to talk about abortion in recent weeks than Republicans. That is evident in this contest, yet the contours of the race are unique.washingtonpost.com
New York judge holds Donald Trump in contempt for failing to comply with subpoena of business documents
Former US President Donald Trump holds a rally sponsored by Save America with Ted Budd, Madison Cawthorn, Bo Hines, Dan Bishop, Mark Robinson and Greg Murphy in Selma, NC, on April 9, 2022. A New York judge held former President Donald Trump in contempt of court on Monday for failing to comply with a subpoena for business documents related to an investigation by the state attorney general's office. Trump will have to pay $10,000 per day for as long as he fails to comply with the subpoena. The contempt finding in a Manhattan courtroom came after a more than two-hour hearing in which lawyers for New York Attorney General Letitia James blasted Trump for dragging his feet in turning over the demanded documents. "In a major victory, a court has ruled in our favor to hold Donald Trump in contempt of court," James tweeted.cnbc.com
North Carolina Senate race tests Trump's endorsement power
When Ted Budd won a surprise endorsement from former President Donald Trump last year, he was a little-known congressman running for a Senate seat in North Carolina against some of the state’s most recognizable Republicans, including a former governor.
A Trump associate said the former president is 'pulling strings behind the scenes' in 2022 GOP primaries, likened him to 'The Godfather's' Vito Corleone: report
In North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, former President Trump has played an outsized role in boosting candidates that have earned his endorsement.news.yahoo.com
Trump's NC Senate endorsement is flipping voters — and high-dollar donors
Some high-dollar donors to former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory put their money behind Rep. Ted Budd, his U.S. Senate primary opponent, after Donald Trump endorsed Budd this year, records show.Why it matters: The former president's endorsement can be literal currency in Republican primary fights. The shifting allegiances between McCrory and Budd illustrate how Trump can single-handedly alter not just support but the money race in high-profile political fights.Stay on top of the latest market tnews.yahoo.com
Trump’s pick in a key Senate race touts his agriculture ties. He doesn’t mention his role in a bankruptcy that cost farmers millions.
North Carolina Rep. Ted Budd’s campaign is a key test of whether candidates endorsed by Trump have been properly vetted and can turn the Senate to Republican control.washingtonpost.com
'Bad candidate': Mark Walker says Trump made mistake backing North Carolina GOP Senate rival
Former Rep. Mark Walker lashed out at the Club for Growth and suggested that former President Donald Trump was misled into endorsing his rival for the Republican Senate nomination in North Carolina during an interview with the Washington Examiner.news.yahoo.com
North Carolina Democratic voters yearn for a new type of Senate candidate after years of defeats. Now they have two.
Cheri Beasley, a former North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice, would be her state’s first Black senator. State Sen. Jeff Jackson, meanwhile, is trying to re-create Beto O’Rourke’s 2018 Texas magic.washingtonpost.com
North Carolina GOP senate candidate Pat McCrory raises $1.2M
Republican North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Pat McCrory on Thursday announced he raised more than $1.2 million in his first fundraising period since he entered the primary in April. The former Charlotte mayor who lost a pair of general election gubernatorial bids in 2008 and 2016 but won in 2012 got support from 8,000 donors between April and June, according to his campaign. The veteran politician is marketing himself as a “Washington outsider” and hopes his track record in North Carolina politics will set him apart from his two main GOP opponents, who have both served in Congress.news.yahoo.com
Trump endorses N.C. Rep. Ted Budd for Senate as Lara Trump declines to run "for now"
Former President Trump said Saturday that North Carolina Rep. Ted Budd has his "complete and total endorsement" to replace the state's retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr.Why it matters: The 2022 race for Burr's seat is set to be one of the most watched in the U.S. It could determine the balance of power in the Senate, which is technically split 50-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris having the tie-breaker vote.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Marnews.yahoo.com
13 House Republicans are voting by proxy on COVID relief bill, citing pandemic, but they're speaking at CPAC
At least 13 House Republicans have filed paperwork to have colleagues cast their votes on the COVID-19 relief bill Friday evening, citing the ongoing pandemic. In May 2020, he introduced a bill entitled the "No Pay for Proxy Voting Act." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi implemented proxy voting in May 2020 to give members of the House a way to vote while avoiding travel that could expose them to COVID-19 during the pandemic. She has since extended proxy voting multiple times. GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana accused the members of using proxy voting to "play hooky."cbsnews.com