Rob Christensen profiles the Rev. Mark Harris, pastor of First Baptist in Charlotte and also a candidate in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Harris is planning on a "strong turnout effort" on May 6, "rooted in the churches."
Rev. Harris has hired Tom Perdue as his chief political guru, of whom Christensen says, cryptically, "he owns one of the biggest switchblades in the South."
Which sent us to The Google. Tom Perdue is a "take-no-prisoners political operative" who is "brilliant and ruthless" and known for sliming Republican candidates he's hired by other Republican candidates to slime.