Watauga County Commissioner David Blust has challenged state senator John Garwood to a series of debates. Come-from-behind politicians always do ... challenge the incumbent. It's a cheap way to raise one's profile, along with one's cred, so long as he can walk and chew gum at the same time.
That's an open question in Blust's case. He's got ONE issue in this Republican primary ... Garwood's no-show on the N.C. lottery vote. Other than that, he's a predictable portmanteau of right-wing talking points and moral self-righteousness. As a Watauga County Commissioner, he's been a big fat zero.
Garwood ought to consider taking him out in live debates. We'd pay admission.