GOP Establishment Gets Its Man in N.C.'s 7th District, but Goes to Runoff in 8th
The proxy battle between conservative PACs got a two-month extension in North Carolina's 8th District Tuesday night, as establishment Republican Richard Hudson and Club for Growth-backed Scott Keadle advanced to a GOP primary runoff.
The Associated Press called the runoff at 11:15 p.m. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Hudson led Keadle 32 percent to 22 percent, with three other candidates splitting the remainder.
Hudson, a former aide and chief of staff to multiple House Republicans, mined the Hill for donations and got about $75,000 worth of independent expenditure support from the YG Action Fund, a super PAC run by former aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The Club for Growth poured over $264,000 into the primary campaign on Keadle's behalf.