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A Constitutionalist in North Carolina
spectator.org ^ | 3/25/14 | Russ Belli-Estreito

Posted on 03/25/2014 5:26:55 AM PDT by cotton1706

enate candidate Greg Brannon will find a way to relate any subject back to the Constitution. Often he sounds just one step away from donning a powdered wig and dressing in colonial garb. Yet his passion to restore the federal government to its constitutional limits—abandoned by many Republicans after the 2010 elections—is the trademark of his campaign to represent the “sovereign state of North Carolina.”

“Looking at the Declaration of Independence and then the Bill of Rights,” Brannon told TAS in an interview, “we have to think, ‘How the heck did we become what we are today?’”

In a crowded field of eight Republicans targeting Democratic Senator Kay Hagan’s seat, there is no clear frontrunner for the May 6 primary, in which the leading candidate must seize 40 percent of the vote to prevent a July runoff. A March 20 poll conducted by SurveyUSA has Thom Tillis, North Carolina’s Speaker of the House, leading 28 percent to Brannon’s 15, and Heather Grant, running on a similar constitutional platform, with 11 percent. A March 9 poll conducted by Public Policy Polling has Tillis and Brannon tied.

At this point, competing endorsements make a 40 percent win unlikely: Brannon was backed by Senators Mike Lee and Rand Paul, Tillis received endorsements from members of the North Carolina General Assembly, and just last weekend, candidate Mark Harris benefitted from a fundraiser hosted by fellow Baptist pastor Mike Huckabee. A candidates debate, to be held on April 22, may frame a likely nominee.

If Brannon takes the Republican nomination, he isn’t worried that his constitutional conservatism will be a hard sell for the general electorate come November. “The core of North Carolina is a collection of conservative Republicans, conservative Democrats, and constitutionalists,” he says.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 03/25/2014 5:26:55 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Just waiting for the 6th...


2 posted on 03/25/2014 5:33:06 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: cotton1706
...from donning a powdered wig and dressing in colonial garb.

It evens things up in the Legislature between the hairs and the no-hairs, and keeps no-hair judges looking their manliest.

Manliest?
3 posted on 03/25/2014 8:05:12 AM PDT by Resettozero
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