Democratic officials believe Budd's candidacy gives them a real chance at flipping a Senate seat — and the balance of power in Washington — this fall. Budd is set to appear alongside Trump on Friday night at a rally in Wilmington.
Meadows and Powell are among the highest-profile members of Trump’s circle to be summoned to testify in the probe, joining other top figures including Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Former President Donald Trump’s winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump backed celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and U.S. Rep. Ted Budd in North Carolina in those states’ Republican primaries for U.S. Senate.
A WUNC survey of public statements, platform pronouncements, and social media posts found that more than a dozen current and viable Republican candidates for Congress from North Carolina have stated in some fashion that they believe Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump was “fraudulent” or “stolen” or “not completely fair."