#ncgop: 3rd CD’s Mischka blesses Womack; former legislator Avila jumps in 2nd CD race



Craven County GOP chairman Carl Mischka, a leading candidate for the 3rd congressional district GOP chairman’s seat, has stepped out and endorsed Jim Womack’s campaign to unseat Robin Hayes as NCGOP chairman.  (Kim Cotten West is vacating the 3rd district chairmanship.)

Over in the Second congressional district, the chairman’s seat is being vacated by Kim’s mama Joyce.  It looks like a marquee candidate is stepping into that race:

Avila ran up a solid conservative voting record in the legislature.  She lost a close race in November, but has remained at the legislature as an aide to the House speaker pro tem.  She was first elected to the House as an Art Pope-endorsed candidate in the  2006 political duel between supporters of Pope and Richard Morgan.