Skip to comments.Brannon again sets goal, this time for US Senate
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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He will be a terrific senator
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%
Above poll was March 17 - 19, 2014.