Brunswick County Commissioner Marty Cooke has ended his 2022 Senate bid and threw his support behind US Rep. Ted Budd (R-Advance). Though the Republican field remains large with eleven announced candidates, the most serious contenders are Rep. Budd, who carries former President Donald Trump’s endorsement, former Gov. Pat McCrory, and ex-US Rep. Mark Walker.
The Democrats feature ten announced candidates, but that contest looks to be a battle between former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and state Sen. Jeff Jackson (D-Charlotte). Sen. Richard Burr (R) is not seeking a fourth term.
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