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Budd runs 1st ad in Senate primary; another PAC pans McCrory

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd is running his first primary election commercial statewide. The congressman is highlighting his endorsement from former President Donald Trump in the ad that was widely dispersed starting Wednesday. It also portrays Budd as tough on illegal immigration. Budd's campaign says it will spend about $150,000 on the commercial over the next week. The ad got rolled out on the same day an independent expenditure committee called Conservative Outsider PAC planned to begin television ads opposing Budd rival Pat McCrory. The former governor and Budd are among 14 candidates seeking the GOP nomination in the May 17 primary.