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2022 North Carolina Senate Election

News coverage of the North Carolina Senate election. See the race between Ted Budd, polling at 44%, and Cheri Beasley, polling at 42%. See their news, bias in the media coverage and more in our North Carolina election page. See other states and more information on our 2022 U.S. Senate page.

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News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Right: 76%
76% of the news @RepTedBudd interacts with on Twitter Leans Right
Democrat Candidate
Cheri Beasley Polls: 42% Sample: 14,633Percentage of News: 44%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Left: 53%
Center: 43%
53% of the news @CheriBeasleyNC interacts with on Twitter Leans Left

Coverage Breakdown

Coverage Breakdown is based on the number of articles published per candidate.

Ted Budd
Cheri Beasley

Latest 2022 North Carolina Senate Election News

US & Canada · Raleigh

Ted Budd Spurns Debates In Senate Primary

100% Center coverage: 3 sources
The Senate Leadership Fund has reserved $27.6 million worth of advertising time in North Carolina. That's part of $141 million in reservations in battleground states this year, a new record. The airwaves are already being saturated with political advertising ahead of the May 17 primary. Outside groups are spending significantly more than the campaigns themselves do.See the Story
US & Canada · Raleigh

Budd holds eight-point lead over Beasley in North Carolina Senate race: poll

Coverage: 2 sources
Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) has an 8-point lead over former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley in the Tarheel State’s Senate election in November, according to a new East Carolina University (ECU) poll released Monday. See the Story
US & Canada · North Carolina

New poll shows Trump-backed Budd surging ahead in bid for GOP Senate seat

100% Center coverage: 3 sources
Rep. Ted Budd has built a dominant lead even as voters cast their ballots in the Republican primary. Budd has the support of 43% of Republican voters, based on the most recent WGHP/The Hill/Emerson College Poll. That widened Budd's lead to 27 points over his next closest challenger, former Gov. Pat McCrory.See the Story
US & Canada

McCrory, Budd still close in NC Senate campaign fundraising

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
North Carolina Senate candidates Pat McCrory and Ted Budd are neck-and-neck in fundraising. Budd is benefiting from a political action committee that has already spent several million dollars on ads and mailers praising Budd. A pro-McCrory super PAC is trailing. Former Rep. Mark Walker's campaign totals remain well behind those of Budd.See the Story
U.S. Senate · Raleigh

Poll: NC Rep. Ted Budd Leads Dem Opponent by 5 Points in Senate Race

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) leads his Democrat opponent by nearly five points in North Carolina's general election race for U.S. Senate, per a poll.See the Story
Ted Budd · North Carolina

Ted Budd Opens Double-Digit Lead Over Pat McCrory

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina has overtaken former Gov. Pat McCrory ahead of the May 17 Republican U.S. Senate primary election. Budd has gained ground in recent months as Club for Growth Action, an influential political action committee in Washington, D.C., has increased its spending. Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson also threw his support behind Budd.See the Story
David Perdue · Washington

Trump Plunges Into GOP Primaries with Risky Picks

Coverage: 2 sources
Washington Post: “With his endorsements of Oz, Senate candidate Ted Budd in North Carolina, gubernatorial hopeful David Perdue in Georgia and, on Friday, author and Senate candidate J.D. Vance in Ohio, Trump has leaped into the middle of several competitive primaries that could put his desired image as a kingmaker at risk.See the Story
Cheri Beasley · Avery County

North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley visits Grandfather Mountain

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN — U.S. Senate candidate and former North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley traveled up to Grandfather Mountain for a special tour on June 16.See the Story

Even NC 'bathroom bill' defender Pat McCrory is now too 'liberal' for extremist MAGA Republicans: report

100% Left coverage: 2 sources
Back in 2016, then-North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory was praised by many social conservatives for supporting NC House Bill 2 —the so-called “North Carolina bathroom bill,” which banned transgender Americans from using public restrooms for the gender they identified with. Christian fundamentalists pr...See the Story
U.S. Senate · Transylvania County

U.S. Senate candidate Beasley visits county

RUTHERFORDTON - U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley stumped in downtown Rutherfordton Monday (June 13).See the Story
Republican Party · North Carolina

Pat McCrory says his political career is over — and asks what happened to the Republican Party

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
McCrory lost to Rep. Ted Budd in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate by about 35 percentage points. McCrory started the race leading in the polls, with more name recognition after serving as governor from 2013 to 2017. Donald Trump endorsed Budd last summer at the state GOP convention.See the Story
Donald Trump · North Carolina

President Trump’s Full Speech from Selma, North Carolina 4/9/22

100% Right coverage: 2 sources
VIDEO: Watch President Trump's complete remarks in Selma, North Carolina, on Saturday 4/9/22. Photo: AlamySee the Story
Cheri Beasley · Tryon

US Senate candidate recently visits Tryon - The Tryon Daily Bulletin

North Carolina’s former Supreme Court Chief Justice and candidate for US Senate Cheri Beasley met with voters in Tryon in mid-June. Speaking at an outdoor gathering at Harmon Field, she discussed her background, and major issues for Polk County, and took questions from attendees.See the Story

Media Bias Breakdown

How is the media covering 2022 North Carolina Senate Election?

2022 North Carolina Senate Election often is covered by Center Media sources.
Center: 35%

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