Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Another Republican Wants To Be Governor


Andy Wells, a Hickory real estate developer and former member of the NC Senate, announced he'll run in the 2024 Republican primary for governor. He also ran in the lieutenant governor primary against Mark Robinson in 2020, coming in second but with less than half the votes that Robinson commanded, so apparently he's thinking that 15% is like a running start and will catapult him into serious contention.

Why? He told the News and Observer that he believes he can come out on top in next March's gubernatorial primary because “I think the world is considerably different than it was” in 2020. Yeah, it's worse, but somehow Wells looks at Mark Robinson and sees an overripe plum about to drop on the ground.

There's no accounting for how vaulting ambition sees reality.

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