October 12, 2022


Garner, NC – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement of Representative Ted Budd in his campaign for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. The Chamber endorses pro-business candidates for federal office who vigorously support public policy to advance economic growth, support jobs, and promote fiscal responsibility.

“Congressman Ted Budd’s commitment to pro-business solutions and his record of leadership on behalf of job creators, entrepreneurs, and the residents of North Carolina are exactly what the hardworking people of this state need in their next Senator,” said Ashlee Rich Stephenson, Senior Political Strategist of the U.S. Chamber. “Rep. Budd is a staunch defender of free enterprise and pro-growth solutions – a stark contrast to his opponent who supports more big government overreach that will harm hardworking North Carolinians. In the U.S. Senate, Rep. Budd will support commonsense policies that bolster small businesses and the workforce, unlike his opponent who supports raising taxes on working families. The U.S. Chamber is proud to support and endorse Congressman Ted Budd, and we look forward to working together when he is the next U.S. Senator representing the great state of North Carolina.” 

Rep. Ted Budd (NC-SEN)

“I want to thank the U.S. Chamber for their endorsement in this race,” said Congressman Ted Budd. “As a small business owner, I know what it takes to create jobs and make payroll. Enhancing our economic engine starts with fostering a pro-business environment in Washington, which we are currently lacking. Excessive spending, high taxes, and unnecessary red tape hurt our economy and kill job creation. Extreme, progressive policies, that my opponent Cheri Beasaley has embraced, have strangled innovation, and stifled our economy. In the Senate, I will stop policies that hurt free enterprise and work to make North Carolina a stronger place to work and live.”