Wednesday 18 May 2022 12:52 AM North Carolina primary: Republican voters test Trump's endorsements with ... trends now

Wednesday 18 May 2022 12:52 AM North Carolina primary: Republican voters test Trump's endorsements with ... trends now
Wednesday 18 May 2022 12:52 AM North Carolina primary: Republican voters test Trump's endorsements with ... trends now

Wednesday 18 May 2022 12:52 AM North Carolina primary: Republican voters test Trump's endorsements with ... trends now

Polls CLOSE in North Carolina: Republican voters test Trump's endorsement strength in Madison Cawthorn's House race and Ted Budd's bid for Senate Candidates running for political office in North Carolina need just over 30 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff race  The Tar Heel State has already shattered its early voting records for a primary election with nearly 600,000 ballots cast before Tuesday The nation is watching to see whether scandal-plagued Rep. Madison Cawthorn will win his first re-election bid after a litany of faux-pas Meanwhile Trump plucked Rep. Ted Budd out of relative obscurity and pumped life into the lawmaker's Senate campaign, which he now leads 

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Polling stations for North Carolina's primary elections have closed as of 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, with all eyes on scandal-plagued Rep. Madison Cawthorn's first re-election bid. 

The 26-year-old Republican's race has proven to be a test of Donald Trump's endorsement strength, as election watchers wait to see whether the ex-president's support could push him over the line despite a litany of recent public relations crises.

Meanwhile in the state's GOP Senate primary, Trump's endorsement was enough to push relatively little-known lawmaker Rep. Ted Budd to the forefront of the race to replace retiring Senator Richard Burr. 

The Republican member of Congress was leading the pack by double-digits shortly after polls closed, though less than 10 percent of the vote had been counted at the time.

Budd was

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