Trump-backed GOP Rep. Ted Budd received a key law enforcement endorsement Wednesday over Democrat opponent Cheri Beasley vying for retiring Republican Richard Burr's Senate seat.
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"Ted Budd knows the dangers faced by the men and women serving in law enforcement," Ben Kral, the NCTA President, said in a statement exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital. "He knows we play a critical mission in keeping our communities safe and Ted Budd respects and appreciates the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers and our families."
"Opioid abuse is devastating our communities. When fentanyl is smuggled across our southern border, it can be in North Carolina in less than 72 hours, and it’s our officers having to confront these violent criminals as they transport these dangerous drugs into North Carolina," Kral added. "With violent crime at an all-time high, it is imperative we have a US Senator who will support law enforcement. Ted Budd is the best choice by far to be North Carolina’s next US Senator."