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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
(Virginia) FOXX and FRIENDS - The upcoming race for US SENATE
The NC race for the US Senate is still a long ways off and it's a little early to be picking 'favorites'. Most North Carolinians are tired of the political games and pandering politics of Democrat Kay Hagan whose US Senate seat is considered to be one of the most likely to go Republican in 2014. But which Republican.
At this point NC House speaker Thom Tillis and Cary physician Greg Brannon - a Tea Party favorite - have announced their intent to run. NC Senate leader Phil Berger is rumored to be interested and says he will decide sometime after the end of July. Raleigh nurse Renee Elmers - who is on her second term as a US Congresswoman, is also rumored to be in the running.
Finally - we come to our own Virginia Foxx - considered by many conservatives as the best of all the possible choices.
Personally, I have doubts that Ms Foxx will run - she is in a good leadership position in the US House of Representatives; she is extremely popular with the majority of voters in her district and is almost guaranteed a return to the House of Representatives should she decide to remain in her current position. I can think of no one currently in politics that I admire and support more than our Congresswoman; Should she decide to run for the US Senate I will give her all my support.
Assuming she doesn't run however, and looking at the currently potential field - it's going to be an interesting race. I have met Thom Tillis a couple of times and have had a couple of short conversations with him. I don't claim to "know" him, but I do like what I have seen. On the other hand, he is considered by many to be too much of a moderate and is probably vulnerable to an attack from his right.Should he survive the primaries and be our candidate, I expect he will win - but there are more conservative candidates out there.
I think I may have been a little quick to discount Greg Brannon. I don't think he has the visibility or the funding behind him that he will need for a US Senate race. On the other hand, he is growing in both visibility and popularity - it's likely that fund raising will improve as his campaign gains traction. At any rate, I would suggest that conservatives take a good hard look at him. He may be just what we need!
Posted by NewGuy at 11:11 AM