Republican Ted Budd holds off challenger to win reelection in North Carolina

Republican Ted Budd holds off challenger to win reelection in North Carolina
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Rep. Ted BuddTheodore (Ted) Paul BuddAtlanta airport checkpoint closed after worker tests positive for coronavirus House Republicans urge White House to support TSA giving travelers temperature checks House Republican introduces bill to hold up members' pay if they vote by proxy MORE (R-N.C.) won reelection Tuesday, defeating Democrat Kathy Manning in a race that tightened in the closing weeks of the campaign.

Budd, a freshman congressman, first won election in North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District by 12 points in 2016. His seat emerged as a main Democratic target in the 2018 cycle, and the nonpartisan Cook Political Report rated the race as a “toss-up” heading into Election Day. 

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE visited Charlotte late last month for a rally and urged attendees to support Budd.

Manning, an attorney and small business owner, handily won a Democratic primary earlier this year for the right to challenge Budd. Tuesday's race also featured Green Party candidate Robert Corriher and Libertarian candidate Tom Bailey.