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Ted Budd Works In His Own Best Interests, Not North Carolina’s

Source: INDY Week

As the race for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate seat begins to heat up, now is a good time to remember what Republican candidate Ted Budd has, and more often has not done for North Carolinians.

Recently, Budd co-sponsored the U.S. House version of Sen. Lindsey Graham’s poorly thought out national abortion ban and refused to directly answer whether or not he would accept this year’s election results; a question Budd was rightfully asked, considering Budd refused to certify the 2020 Presidential election results. 

Budd’s voting history certainly doesn’t do him, or frankly a single North Carolinian, any favors either; Budd voted against funding for child abuse prevention services, as well as a bill to address the infant formula shortage, and initially voted against a bill to expand health care and benefits for veterans.

INDY Week also reported recently on some of Ted Budd’s cooked deals, special interest funded travel, and financial scandals, pointing to a website that catalogs much of Budd’s corruption.

From INDY Week:

Budd has consistently taken money from big banks, and then voted to allow banks to charge customers high fees and stymied efforts to lower costs for regular working people.

Budd and his family screwed farmers out of $50 million in an agriculture scheme that went bankrupt and left more than $1.3 million behind in tax debt. We reported on that last September.

Budd traveled on the special interest dime, taking a series of trips worth $30,000 to destinations like Miami, Palm Beach, and Oslo, Norway and staying in $900-a-night luxury hotels.

Budd voted against legislation in July that would lower gas prices and protect consumers from price gouging by big oil companies. A day before, he had taken $5,000, the legal maximum campaign contribution, from big oil PAC Continental Resources Inc.

Days before voting against H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act in 2019, Budd took $2,500 from GlaxoSmithKline’s PAC and $1,000 from Pfizer’s.

If elected to the U.S. Senate, Ted Budd will keep doing what he’s always done: vote against the interests of regular working people in North Carolina while voting in favor of anything that will keep him personally wealthy. 

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