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 BuddSEC reforms will save job creators time and money Girls Little League softball champions get invitation to White House House conservatives call for ethics probe into Joaquin Castro tweet 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 TrumpDemocratic senator rips Trump's 'let them fight' remarks: 'Enough is enough' Warren warns Facebook may help reelect Trump 'and profit off of it' Trump touts Turkey cease-fire: 'Sometimes you have to let them fight' 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.