considerable space here to Republican Eric Batchelor, who announced a scant two weeks ago that he was planning to challenge Congressman Madison Cawthorn in the 11th CD Republican primary next March. I was impressed with him. (Kiss of death?) I also expressed the worry that there were already too many credible Republican candidates who planned to challenge Cawthorn. They will divide the vote and allow Cawthorn to survive.
Eric Batchelor just dropped out, evidently agreeing with me: