That record argues against his re-election, and he is losing. His desperation is evident in his ads smearing his opponent, Deborah Ross.
He has wed himself to Donald Trump's sexual predation, thus earning the disdain of the ever conservative George Will:
For example, Sen. Richard Burr, a North Carolinian seeking a third term, represents a kind of Republican judiciousness regarding Trump. Having heard the tape and seen Trump’s “apology” (Trump said, essentially: My naughty locker-room banter is better than Bill Clinton’s behavior), Burr solemnly said: “I am going to watch his level of contrition over the next few days to determine my level of support.” North Carolinians will watch with bated breath as Burr, measuring with a moral micrometer, carefully calibrates how to adjust his support to Trump’s unfolding repentance. Burr, who is chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has not received this nugget of intelligence: Contrition is not in Trump’s repertoire. Why should it be? His appetites, like his factoids, are self-legitimizing.
Trump's "apology that wasn't" satisfied the credulous Burr. As if personal forgiveness were actually the issue, Burr says he has "forgiven Trump. Never mind Trump's assault on democracy itself, saying that if elected he would jail Hillary. Burr's going down with Trump's ship. As he should.