They tried with Taylor Griffin. Now the GOPe appears to be saddling up a new horse to try and take out congressman Walter Jones:
Scott Dacey is a career lobbyist who — like Griffin — has close political ties to GOPe figures like John Boehner. Though, his post on the Craven County Board of Commissioners gives him more of a local tie than Griffin ever had.
I confess that Jones’s maverick streak sometimes frustrates me. But, upon examination of our congressional delegation’s conservative ratings, there are a hell of a lot of others more worthy of a primary opponent than Jones.
Sources from Dacey’s neck-of-the-woods tell me a primary challenge to Jones IS the big announcement Dacey is promoting here. We shall see. (Let the games begin?)