Mark Walker is the latest name being thrown about by folks who really want to see special-interest-cash-whore Thom Tilli$$$ move on to do something else:
The activists have also raised Tillis’s legislation to shield special counsel Robert Mueller from any interference by Trump.
Some county GOP party leaders are openly calling for Tillis to face a primary challenge.
And while House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a Trump loyalist, told The Hill he has no plans to run for the Senate, another conservative Trump ally, Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), may heed the call.
When “you have a Republican president, you expect your Republican senators to follow suit,” said Diane Parnell, the chairwoman of the Rockingham County Republican Party. “The state of North Carolina elected him to go to Washington, D.C., and support our conservative values. We want this immigration problem fixed. We want him to support our president. And we want America to remain a great country.
Parnell said she has personally urged Walker to get in the race and hopes that he takes the plunge. Walker “is the one person who has kept his promises, the one person we can depend on, and the one person who if he primaries Tillis can win.”
In an interview, Walker, a 49-year-old Baptist preacher, confirmed that he is exploring a Senate bid in North Carolina at some point.
Walker could run in 2022 to succeed retiring Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), but he said he “won’t rule out” a challenge against Tillis next year.[…]
News like this may explain a lot about why Tillis did THIS:
Tillis’s reversal resulted in a praise-filled press release from another guy in serious danger of losing his job — NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes.
Oh, and how about THIS little extra nugget:
[…] Walker also confirmed he put out a poll last month to measure the name recognition and favorability of every member of the North Carolina congressional delegation — a move Republicans viewed as a step toward a Tillis primary. The poll showed Meadows had the greatest name ID, followed by Walker.[…]