I ran into John Marcum, two-time Pinehurst mayoral candidate and 2012 GOP candidate for NC Senate, at Saturday’s Moore County GOP candidate meet-and-greet in Southern Pines. Judging from Marcum’s tone, the hatchet appears to be buried with Queen Nancy of Pinehurst:
“We sat together at lunch the other day. I told her how pleased I am that the council has addressed a lot of the concerns I raised during the campaign. She told me she will be supporting my campaign for the Senate.”
He faces incumbent Senator Jerry Tillman — the #2 Republican in the upper chamber — and political gadfly Tommy Davis of Aberdeen in the May primary. Marcum said the potential loss of representation in the senate by a Moore County resident spurred him to file for the senate seat. Senator Harris Blake (R-Pinehurst), the county’s long-time voice in the Assembly’s upper chamber, announced his retirement some months ago.
Senator Tillman also attended the Moore GOP event in Southern Pines on Saturday.