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 BuddHouse conservatives call for ethics probe into Joaquin Castro tweet Conservatives call on Pelosi to cancel August recess Conservatives ask Barr to lay out Trump's rationale for census question 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 Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president 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.