Rep. Ted Budd’s troubling embrace of a Trump co-conspirator
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If a person can be judged by the company they keep, then a politician can likewise be judged by the support they choose to accept. So it’s particularly concerning to see someone who tried to overturn a legitimate presidential election fundraising for a man who wants to be North Carolina’s next senator. Conservative attorney and activist Cleta Mitchell will host a fundraiser on Aug. 15 for Rep. Ted Budd, staunch Donald Trump ally and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, is scheduled to appear at the fundraiser as a special guest. Mitchell is one of several ...