Spectrum News 1 and Tying It Together with Tim Boyum present: The Endorser.

After months of work, Tim tries to put together the “story behind the story” of Donald Trump’s surprise endorsement in North Carolina's 2022 Senate race.

On June 5, 2021, three leading candidates woke up and made the trip to Greenville, hoping to get the edge they thought they needed to win — President Trump’s endorsement. No one knew what was about to happen next. Part 2 takes you behind the scenes for the first time as Donald Trump endorses Ted Budd with stories never told before by the candidates themselves.

Prepare to visualize the story from the viewpoints of the people who put their lives on pause in efforts to replace Republican Richard Burr in the U.S. Senate. The then candidates and senior advisers explain that fateful night to Tim in this three-part Spectrum News 1 exclusive series. 

About the Podcast

With the speed of the local news cycle, it's easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just a sound bite. North Carolina’s veteran reporter and anchor, Tim Boyum, loosens his signature bow tie to give listeners a glimpse behind the curtain, showing us who these power players really are and why they do what they do. Through Tim’s candid conversations on “Tying It Together,” his guests reveal their most fascinating life stories, passions, and help all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our communities.

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