Congressman Budd is a corrupt politician who wants power at all costs
and plays by his own rules to help himself. Learn more about how he
repeatedly sides with the corporate special interests that fund his
campaign over what’s best for North Carolina:
AROUND THE WORLD WITH TED BUDD
Ted Budd “took advantage of his position” in Congress and is even more beholden to corporate special interests than we thought. In Congress, Budd took a series of trips worth over $30,000 to destinations like Miami, Palm Beach and Oslo, Norway – all funded by special interests. He stayed at luxury resorts where rooms cost a minimum of $900 per night, while taking thousands of campaign dollars from corporate special interests and voting in their interests – against North Carolina. Throughout his time in Congress, one thing has remained the same: When Budd sides with special interests over North Carolina – he gets rewarded with campaign cash.
BIG OIL IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT
As North Carolinians are feeling pain at the gas pump, Budd voted against legislation that would protect consumers from corporate price-gouging and help lower gas prices. Turns out he took corporate PAC money from Big Oil – just ONE DAY before. It’s clear who is in the driver's seat influencing his decisions and it’s not his constituents.
VOTES NO, GETS THE DOUGH FROM BIG PHARMA
Feeling sick? Here’s more. Ted Budd voted to keep prescription drug costs high while taking money from big Pharma. Just days after voting against legislation that would lower the cost of prescription drugs like insulin that many North Carolinians rely on, he pocketed thousands of dollars in campaign cash from corporate pharma PACs as a reward for voting on their behalf.
BUDD PROTECTS PAYDAY LENDERS, NC PAYS THE PRICE
Ted Budd has “repeatedly sided with payday lenders” and in return, they “repeatedly filled his campaign coffers.” Despite North Carolina’s payday lending ban, Budd has consistently voted for legislation that supports predatory lenders and their “exploitative tactics.” In May 2017, Budd even received industry donations “within days of a key vote” that would allow payday lenders to charge higher interest rates on consumers.