The N&O is excited. They are trumpeting a new arrival on the political scene:
A North Carolina chapter of a national network of conservatives that wants to put the brakes on — if not outright abolish — the death penalty has become active this year.
A number of prominent Republicans have joined N.C. Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty: Les Merritt, the former state auditor; Ernie Pearson, a former assistant commerce secretary; David Robinson, once the Wake County GOP chairman; Marshall Hurley, former state Republican Party general counsel; Steve Monks, former Durham County GOP chairman; Mark Edwards, the Nash County GOP chairman; and Gerald Galloway, retired police chief in Southern Pines. […]
Whaaaaa? Gerald Galloway? I know Gerald. He is a good guy, but he is neither conservative nor Republican. He has been driving around town for the last five years or so with a “Kay Hagan” campaign sticker on his car’s rear bumper. Gerald has also been quite active with the Moore County Democratic Party for years. Nice try, though.