Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Primary news; Richard Morgan falls

Richard Morgan will have to find a new way to save the NC GOP from itself. Losing to a candidate backed by the state party, Morgan will not return to Raleigh for a ninth term. Joe Boylan defeated Morgan by a 52-48 percent count.

I don't have a problem with Morgan trying to steer the GOP in a direction he believes is best for the party. However, I have a big problem when he cuts a deal with the majority party and uses that power to punish his intra-party opponents. While NC Republicans have plenty of problems aside from Morgan, his actions only served to keep the party disunited. He received a well-earned defeat.

3 Comments:

Blogger Joe Guarino said...

It is difficult to believe it happened. John Blust presumably is not unhappy.

5/03/2006  
Blogger Glenn said...

Joe, I'm sure you're right about Blust. Do you happen to know if he's related to the Blust who won a Senate primary against one of the Repubs who missed the lottery vote?

http://www.wataugademocrat.com/

5/03/2006  
Blogger Joe Guarino said...

I do not know. I wondered the same thing when I saw the name-- which is not a terribly common one.

5/04/2006  

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