#ncga: Carl Ford swapping House for Senate

We may be losing a conservative champion (Bill Cook) in the North Carolina Senate, but we may be gaining one further out west.

North Carolina Rep. Carl Ford (R) confirmed for us on Tuesday that he will forsake a primary showdown with fellow House conservative stalwart Larry Pittman.  Ford told us he will seek the newly created Senate District 33, which includes Rowan and Stanly counties.  

This latest round of redistricting had double-bunked him in the same district with his conservative comrade Pittman.

In the House, Ford has regularly voted with conservative heroes like Chris Millis, Larry Pittman, and Mike Speciale.  Ford has a 97 percent conservative lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union. 

Ford won a special place in our heart not long ago for standing up to the bullying of McClatchy’s ‘Guardian of the Urinals’ Colon Campbell.

Both Ford and Pittman can surely expect primary challenges from the NCGOPe.  

 

5 comments for “#ncga: Carl Ford swapping House for Senate

  1. GUWonder
    September 8, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    The word is that a deep pocket switch hitter who recently changed from Democrat will be the RINO candidate in this district. Ford is a member of the House Freedom Caucus and would certainly be better than a phony like that. Hopefully someone will post a contribution link for Ford..

  2. john steed
    September 9, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Carl Ford is the real deal. He has steadfastly opposed corporate welfare / crony capitalism, both the really egregious cases like Big Solar, which is the biggest scam in NC history, or the lesser versions like ”film credits”. He may have a rough primary against a sell funded RINO., so we conservatives need to help him any way we can.

  3. Pete Lonergan
    September 9, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Lets hope the maps are maintained or the good Rep could find himself in a pickle of a primary and general depending on what the judges decide.

  4. Myron Smith
    September 9, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Good Luck Rep. Ford. Senator Cook needed to remain supporting folks of Coastal eastern NC. excellent support of working folks.

  5. Jim Cohen
    September 12, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Carl is a personal friend of mine and is the salt of the earth.
    I would trust him with my last dollar.

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