Monday, July 25, 2016

Sign of the Times?

NC House Rep. Charles Jeter, Republican of Mecklenburg County, has suddenly resigned his seat and withdrawn from reelection this fall. Hmmmm.

He is sometimes described as a middle-of-the-road Republican ("moderate" being a permanently retired term, O my brethren). Jeter was one of only three Republican members of the NC House who did not show up nor participate in the special session called to pass HB2 targeting transgender citizens.

Chaz Beasley
Jeter was challenged by a far more conservative Republican in the March Primary (natch!) and won by only 35 votes. Jeter faced a good Democratic opponent this November in Chaz Beasley, a graduate of both Harvard University and Georgetown Law School.

The Republicans of Jeter's House District 92 will choose a successor to finish out Jeter's term (which is actually effectively over anyway) and someone to run in his place. We're betting it'll be Tom Davis, who was Jeter's primary opponent and who ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.


Anonymous said...

GOP loves quitting early! Sarah Palin, Dan Soucek, Charles Jeter... etc.

Anonymous said...

While Dems quit late? Elliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner, Debbie Blabbermouth Shultz...etc.