Congressman Brian Mast Endorses Ted Budd for US Senate | Beaufort County Now | “Ted knows that leadership is about service and sacrifice, not the perks of office.”

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    Advance, NC     Congressman Brian Mast (R, FL-18) today endorsed Ted Budd for US Senate. Mast, an Army veteran who lost both his legs in Afghanistan, praised Budd for his commitment to servant leadership.

    "Far too many politicians only care about one thing — themselves," said Mast. "Ted Budd is not like that. Ted knows that leadership is about service and sacrifice, not the perks of office. I'm proud to join President Trump in endorsing proven conservative leader Ted Budd for Senate."

    Congressman Brian Mast is in his third term representing the 18th Congressional District of Florida. Prior to his election to Congress, Brian served in the U.S. Army for more than 12 years, earning medals including The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal, and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal. While deployed in Afghanistan, he worked as a bomb disposal expert under the elite Joint Special Operations Command (based out of Fort Bragg, NC). The last improvised explosive device that he found resulted in catastrophic injuries, which included the loss of both of his legs. In Congress, Brian strives to serve as he did on the battlefield — without regard for personal gain or personal sacrifice.

    "Brian Mast is a genuine hero who knows all too well the cost of freedom," said Ted Budd. "He is an inspiration to us all and Amy Kate and I are humbled and honored that he has endorsed our campaign for US Senate. Brian Mast took just about the worst blow a person can suffer and came back stronger and even more committed to public service and his family. I hope to earn the support of other military personnel and veterans like Brian across North Carolina as we move forward."

    Ted Budd is a small businessman raised in Davie County where he and his wife, Amy Kate, live today with their three children and Boone, their dog. Ted was elected to Congress along with President Donald Trump in 2016 and has established a strong, conservative record supporting efforts to secure our borders and stand up for America-First policies that protect American jobs and increase opportunities for working men and women across North Carolina. Ted has spent his career as a small businessman and presently owns and operates a gun store and training center.
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