More on 2020 filing




Here’s the final list.


The Libertarian Party actually has a candidate named “Vermin Supreme” who has qualified for North Carolina’s March presidential primary ballot.


While they appear to be abandoning the 2nd and 6th congressional districts,  state Republicans seem to view G.K. Butterfield and his 1st congressional district seat ripe for the taking.  Four GOPers have filed — including former NCGOP vice-chairman (and 3rd congressional district candidate) Michele Nix and Sandy Smith (who has campaigned for the 3rd district AND the US Senate before finally settling on the 1st district).


Over in the 8th district, Richard Hudson actually has drawn a quality Democrat candidate — former state Supreme Court justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson, who most recently has served on the US Commission on Civil Rights.


The Democrat primary for the open District 6 congressional seat looks like quite the barn-burner.  Limousine liberal Kathy Manning, fresh off a 2018 loss to Ted Budd is back to try again in a  new district.  Former legislator Ed Hanes is also in the field, as is the man — Derwin Montgomery — who replaced him in the legislature.


It looks like Dan Bishop in the 9th can breathe a little easier.  There is no Dan McCready in sight — only a handful of WHO?s in the Democrat field.


Over in the US Senate race,  we now have three alternatives to Tillis.  All three look like quality places to park your protest vote. If Tillis makes it past the primary, there will be a Constitution Party candidate waiting for him in the general.


The race for state Attorney General looks interesting on the GOP side.  We have the Paul Shumaker-managed Jim O’Neil — the Forsyth prosecutor who came up short in the 2016 primary and was  a frequent defender of then-AG Roy Cooper and frequent recipient of Cooper’s praise.   He’s joined by Sam Hayes, the former general counsel to the state treasurer who is running as the field’s conservative.  And then we have Christine Mumma, the head of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence.

6 thoughts on “More on 2020 filing

  1. I hope the three in the Senate race can spend a weekend locked in a cabin overlooking fresh snow on the mountain tops while drinking the hot beverage of their choice and decide which one of them is going to try to be the serious contender. I know one of them posted here a few days ago so maybe that person will read this and like the idea. NC republicans do not need 3 choices in this race we need 1 to unify behind to tell Thom to go bye bye

    While they all do show courage for stepping up when others rumored stepped out of this race it does not need division but unity in one clear vision of NC getting at least A rated US senator from NC and not two F rated ones

    1. This from the NC State Board of Elections web site regarding candidates withdrawing from office. It looks like we are all three in this race. For the record I filed before Larry. He knew I had filed.

      Any person who has filed a notice of candidacy for an office has the right to withdraw it at any time prior to the close of business on the third business day prior to the date on which the right to file for that office expires. The deadline for withdrawal of notice of candidacy for the following filing period is as follows:

      Primary filing period: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
      Soil & water filing period: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

      The name of any candidate who does not withdraw by the deadline shall be printed on the primary ballot. Any votes received by that candidate shall be counted. The filing fee will not be refunded.

  2. The First Congressional District had best find a minority person to run against Butterfield. It is one of the gerrymandered districts that was designed to make sure people of color were represented in the Congress. If the maps are correct, it is still a predominately minority district, now also with a heavy influx of folks from below the border. Having lived in that district for 18 years it is safe to say white candidates are wasting time and money there.
    The fact that Butterfield has never been willing to consider the needs (or wants) of white voters speaks volumes. The only recourse for whites living in District Oneare to contact the representatives of other Congressional districts.
    Am I bitter about the situation? yes. White voters in District one have been disenfranchised for over 25 years. All of the revisions of the voting districts have affected very little of the overall racial makeup of District One.

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