My Trump is bigger than your Trump:
Budd announced his candidacy Wednesday morning with the launch of a website. Budd touts himself as a family man, small businessman and “liberal agenda crusher.” Budd, from Davie County, is in his third term in the U.S. House.
Earlier this month, Budd’s campaign consultant said Budd was talking with Lara Trump about their potential runs. Budd met with Donald Trump over the weekend in Florida, Politico reported.
Here's a clue, Teddy: If you find yourself traveling to Florida to decide if you should run in a North Carolina election, that cereal box compass is definitely on the fritz. To say Budd has a long way to go is a gross understatement. He hasn't reached double-digits in any polls, and trails pretty much everybody, including Mark Walker.
The grifter train
I really think the rush to jump on running for the GOP nomination for the Senate seat is mostly about some kind of grift. Sure, there are all kinds of laws about how campaign funds need to be used, but they have to catch you (and the shell companies you set up and consultants giving you kick-backs) first.