Former Congressman Mark Walker has not yet filed for the US Senate race, though a clot of other Republicans have, including both Pat McCrory and Ted Budd. Hesitation sometimes speaks volumes.
In the new 5th CD, Kyle Parrish, who lives in Cary, filed yesterday as a Democrat. Cary? Here's his website. It's somewhat confusing -- proclaims he's a candidate in District 5 on the homepage, but under the tab "Meet Kyle Parrish," he says he's running in the 7th CD. Always nice to have a Democrat on the ballot against the ineffable Foxx, but an out-of-district Democrat who's already a public head-scratcher? Yikes.
Toxic Republican Dan Bishop, who currently represents the 9th CD, is now running in the 8th.
Rep. Patrick McHenry in the 10th always has Republican primary challengers, and this year is no exception. It's similar to the Republican challengers that Virginia Foxx always draws. None of them leave a mark. (Which reminds me that I need to re-read "The Myth of Sisyphus.")