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Brannon again sets goal, this time for US Senate ^ | 3/29/14 | Gary Robertson

Posted on 03/30/2014 8:00:12 AM PDT by cotton1706

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Greg Brannon is approaching his goal of becoming a U.S. senator much the way he did his goal of becoming a doctor — he reads and reads.

He said lackluster grades in college forced him to read textbooks on his own for a year while he worked in a warehouse so he could get into medical school.

And when the Cary obstetrician became worried about the direction of the country following the election of President Barack Obama, he pored over the U.S. Constitution, the Founding Fathers and legislation that tea party adherents vehemently oppose.

The self-proclaimed constitutional conservative says he decided in 2009 to try to unseat Democrat Kay Hagan this year.

"I actually read Obamacare," Brannon told the Alamance Conservatives gathering recently in Burlington. "I actually read Dodd-Frank. This is not a game to me. I prepared for this."

As an early personality in the state's tea party movement, Brannon may have preached his limited-government message more than the seven other GOP candidates seeking to challenge Hagan in November.

The 53-year-old California native is now relying heavily on national tea party notables to raise campaign money or carry his message leading to the May 6 primary. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah as well as the FreedomWorks PAC have endorsed him, while conservative commentator Glenn Beck has fawned over him during radio interviews.

Because Brannon is a doctor, "he knows health care and he knows what's wrong," Cathy Lawler, 66, said after attending the Alamance gathering held in a cafeteria meeting room. "I'm impressed by the people that are standing behind him."

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

1 posted on 03/30/2014 8:00:12 AM PDT by cotton1706
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2 posted on 03/30/2014 8:10:46 AM PDT by deport
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He will be a terrific senator

3 posted on 03/30/2014 8:21:01 AM PDT by Viennacon
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WRAL News - Survey USA poll of the 2014 U.S. Senate Primary

Thom Tillis    28%
Jim Snyder      4%
Edward Kryn     3%
Mark Harris     6%
Heather Grant  11%
Alex Bradshaw   4%
Greg Brannon   15%
Ted Alexander   7%
Undecided      23%

Survey USA polled 405 likely GOP primary voters. They were asked: "If the Republican
Primary for United States Senator from North Carolina were today, and you were filling
out your Republican primary ballot now, who would you vote for?" Results have a sampling
error of +/- 5 percent.

The recent poll that most fundamentally disagrees with the WRAL News results is an
internal poll conducted for Harris' campaign, in which 33 percent of those surveyed
said they would back Tillis in the primary, followed by 22
4 posted on 03/30/2014 8:22:20 AM PDT by deport
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Above poll was March 17 - 19, 2014.

5 posted on 03/30/2014 8:23:48 AM PDT by deport
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