Things are looking rough for US senator Richard Burr. The FBI is paying a lot of attention to him. (They have his iPhone, as well.). He’s lost his committee chairmanship.
If, for some reason, Richard Burr were to leave office early (current term expires 2022) state Republicans would submit three names of possible replacements to Governor Roy Cooper. Cooper is bound by law to select one of the three Republican choices to fill out the remainder of Burr’s term.
We’re getting word that Raleigh Republicans are already calling around the state trying to recruit possible contenders for the list to be submitted to Cooper.
One very interesting name that appears to be showing some interest in being on the list is NC House Speaker Tim Moore. Someone registered www.timmooreforsenate.com and www.timmoorefornc.com with GoDaddy on May 14. (The name and contact info for whomever registered the domain names is shielded from public view. You can pay extra for that.). THAT is the same day news of Burr stepping down as Intel Committee chairman in the wake of the FBI seizure of his phone broke nationally.