A friend in the General Assembly passed along this email that was mass-mailed to the GOP House caucus by Wake Rep. Gary Pendleton:
Thought you might be interested in this.
Date: Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 1:49 PM
Subject: New Legislator
To: “Pendleton, Gary
Not sure if you know the newly recommended legislator who will replace Rick Glazier, but his name is Billy Richardson. He is an attorney in Fayetteville, and part of the inter-circle of Tony Rand/Margaret Dickson/Lindo Tippett/George Tatum mafia. You and all the republican leadership of both chambers and the governor’s office need to be aware of this fact. In his acceptance speech yesterday (per the Fayetteville Observer), his ambition is to raise money to help defeat Wesley Merrith, and to replace all Republicans in any office.
He has been beaten the last two elections he ran in, and this appointment was the only way he would get back to Raleigh. He needs to be watched closely!!