Richard Burr • North Carolina

The Washington pundits wrote-off Richard Burr’s race in 2016.  Yet, Burr arguably won the toughest Senate re-election in the country receiving more votes than President Trump in North Carolina. Burr’s media campaign took on the Democrats in the fall while many Republican third party advertisers were on the sidelines. Burr’s media followed the data with creative ads that negatively defined his opponent’s opposition to the state sex registry, her liberal record on crime as a director of the ACLU, support for Obama’s failed terror policies and Obamacare expansion.