Budd and Beasley vying for open U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina

U.S. Senator Richard Burr is not seeking re-election, and the race to take the Republican seat is statistically tied with less than a week until Election Day. With 34 Senate seats up for grabs in this midterm election, the North Carolina race could prove crucial in the balance of power in the Senate. Republican candidate Ted Budd is currently the U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 13th District. He is also a businessman. He faces Democratic candidate Cheri Beasley, a lawyer and former chief justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. On the economy and reducing the rate of inflation, Rep. Budd tells me that he would start by reining in federal spending, saying, “You really have to stop this rampant government spending. Since last year, Joe Biden has pumped trillions into the economy.” Budd adds that proactive measures also need to be in place, “you have to encourage energy, you have to encourage work”. He says, “The other thing you want to do is stop making it so difficult for farmers and small businesses. So you really need to roll back the regulations.” “We pay more for prescription drugs than any other country in the world. Congress can fix that. And we know that companies have been making record profits for 70 years and using inflation hedging to raise profits. price of the things we need – Congress can solve this problem.” Both candidates accepted my invitation to an interview via Zoom. I posted these interviews in their entirety on Jane Robelot’s Facebook page. To learn more about Justice Cheri Beasley’s campaign, click here. To learn more about Representative Ted Budd’s campaign, click here.

U.S. Senator Richard Burr is not seeking re-election, and the race to take the Republican seat is statistically tied with less than a week until Election Day.

With 34 Senate seats up for grabs in this midterm election, the North Carolina race could prove crucial in the balance of power in the Senate.

Republican candidate Ted Budd is currently the U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 13th District. He is also a businessman. He faces Democratic candidate Cheri Beasley, a lawyer and former chief justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

On the economy and reducing the rate of inflation, Rep. Budd tells me that he would start by reining in federal spending, saying, “You really have to stop this rampant government spending. Since last year, Joe Biden has pumped trillions into the economy.” Budd adds that proactive measures also need to be in place, “you have to encourage energy, you have to encourage work”. He says, “The other thing you want to do is stop making it so difficult for farmers and small businesses. So you really need to roll back the regulations.”

Judge Beasley said she believed Congress could address the pain consumers are feeling, saying, “We pay more for prescription drugs than any other country in the world. Congress can fix this. And we know that corporations are making 70-year record profits and using inflation hedging to raise the prices of the things we need – Congress can fix that.”

Both candidates accepted my invitation for an interview via Zoom. I published these interviews in their entirety on Jane Robelot’s Facebook page.

To learn more about Justice Cheri Beasley’s campaign, click here.

To learn more about Rep. Ted Budd’s campaign, click here.