TimmyWatch: Lea for NC Senate?

Moore County political insiders tell me to not be surprised  if retiring Moore County Commissioner Tim Lea files at the last minute for the NC Senate seat held by Republican Jerry Tillman of Randolph County.  If Lea files, he would join Tillman (the Senate majority whip) and Tommy Davis of Aberdeen on the May GOP primary ballot.

My sources tell me that Lea is being persuaded to file by his close friends and political allies, former county commissioner Cindy Morgan and her husband the recently-deflated SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan.™ 

The filing period ends on Wednesday at noon.