Mitch McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund is dumping $3.4 million into North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race between candidates Cheri Beasley and Ted Budd. Donald Trump is appearing at a rally with Budd in Wilmington next week. And Budd is co-sponsoring the U.S. House version of Sen. Lindsey Graham’s depraved abortion ban.
So now seems like a good time to remind of why Budd, of all candidates running in 34 contested U.S. Senate races this November, is probably the most corrupt politician vying for a U.S. Senate seat this cycle.
As a new website from the North Carolina Democratic Party details, Budd has been involved in a number of crooked deals, special interest funded travel, and financial scandals. He’s also voted against the best interests of North Carolinians at most every turn.
Here’s a taste:
Budd has consistently taken money from big banks, and then voted to allow banks to charge customers high fees and stymied efforts to lower costs for regular working people.
Budd voted against legislation in July that would lower gas prices and protect consumers from price gouging by big oil companies. A day before, he had taken $5,000, the legal maximum campaign contribution, from big oil PAC Continental Resources Inc.
This is all in addition to siding with predatory payday lenders after taking their money, voting against funding for child abuse prevention services, voting against a bill to address the infant formula shortage, and initially voting against a bill to assist veterans.
So, Budd’s record is not great. Sometimes, it’s just helpful to keep all the corruption catalogued in one place.
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