Wednesday, August 09, 2023

New Republican in the Guv Race, Alludes to Mark Robinson as an 'Extremist'


AP reporting:

A retired health care executive has entered next year's race for North Carolina governor, with Jesse Thomas describing himself as a “no-nonsense Republican” who aims to attract a broad middle ground of voters.

Thomas, who led the Medicaid plan offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to hundreds of thousands of consumers, announced his bid on a Greensboro-area podcast last week, when he also filed his candidate committee paperwork.

Recently involved in the North Carolina chapter of the Forward Party — founded by former presidential candidate Andrew Yang — Thomas joins an already crowded GOP gubernatorial field. Candidates include Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, State Treasurer Dale Folwell, former U.S. Rep. Mark Walker and ex-state legislator Andy Wells.

“North Carolinians are ready for a Governor that will provide real results for our citizens, not one who opines to the Nonsense of the hour,” Thomas said in a news release.

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