Friday, December 29, 2017

An NC House Race That Needs a Democratic Candidate

NC House District 3
Incumbent Republican Michael Speciale
Speciale is notorious for being unhinged in that special way of extreme conservatives: He sponsored a bill in 2017 that sought to repeal the part of the state constitution that prohibits secession. He was one of four House sponsors on a bill that would have once again made gay marriage illegal in the state, in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. As the bill made national news, House Speaker Tim Moore said it would not be considered. Speciale loves his social media tirades and boasts, which makes him a Trump wannabe.
Speciale has drawn a (relatively moderate, compared to him) Republican primary challenger, Eric Queen, who like Speciale is a former Marine. Queen doesn't agree with Speciale about defying the Supreme Court and rewriting the state's constitution, though he's pretty much a doctrinaire Republican conservative on other issues.

So far, no Democratic challenger has announced a run for this seat, which includes Beaufort, Craven, and Pamlico counties. Come on, guys! Anything can happen in a year like 2018 is going to be. Filing will close on the last day of February.

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