Judicial races typically come in under the radar in political news coverage. But we’ve all seen the damage some of these folks in black robes can do. (For instance, using personal political ideology to overturn laws that were overwhelmingly popular with the general public.)
We’ve already identified former state senator (and RINO) Tamara Barringer running for the state Supreme Court with NCGOPe aid. Could there be more out there marching under the GOP banner toward the 2020 primaries? Let’s take a look.
If you live in Onslow, Dublin, Jones or Sampson counties you’ve got Republican In Name Only (RINO) personified in the form of judicial candidate Tim Smith. Smith will be on your March primary ballot.
I’m sure he would tell you he’s been a good conservative all along but just hadn’t bothered to switch his registration. But facts tell a different story.
Tim Smith was an active, participating Democrat. He was elected as a Duplin County Commissioner as a Democrat and served one term from 2010-2014. As with so many things in politics, you just need to follow the money to see where his heart really was.
I checked with a conservative activist down in Onslow County who told me Smith has plastered the area with billboards, but won’t darken the door of a Republican meeting.
His opponent is current Onslow County Commissioner and local attorney William Shanahan. The word is that Shanahan is a good conservative. If you need testimony regarding his character, think about this.