Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Another Democratic Candidate Enters the 2022 NC Senate Primary


Beaufort Mayor Rett Newton says he's going to run for the US Senate in the 2022 Democratic primary. Interesting, considering the major talents already in the game and Newton's relative obscurity for a statewide electorate.

According to the AP, which broke the news, "Newton is a retired Air Force colonel and current doctoral student at Duke University studying marine science and conservation. He says the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol motivated him to get in the race because he wants to defend democracy against violent actors."

Them's some noble sentiments, but still.

Newton said he hopes he can attract Republicans in a general election “who share my interest in protecting our democracy, protecting our environment and helping those that are stuck in the socioeconomic divide.”

There's that forlorn hope again -- let's call it the Manchin Phantasm -- that Republicans will be attracted to support a Democratic mission.

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