Constitution Party fields small group of right-wing extremists for 2018

And leading the pack is a GOP Sore Loser of course:

The far-right party, which promotes limited government and the Second Amendment while opposing abortion, selected Allen Poindexter, a freelance writer, to challenge Sarah Stevens, the Republican speaker pro tem, in state House District 90, which covers Surry County and part of Wilkes. The 41-year-old Poindexter ran against Stevens in the Republican primary. Stevens easily defeated Poindexter with two thirds of the vote.

“I got disgusted with the [Republican] party because the leadership lost their way,” said Poindexter during an open question-and-answer period at the convention, which was held at Calvary Church of the Nazarene in suburban Charlotte. Poindexter said he would support legislation to allow small communities to form independent school districts, and supports allowing teachers with proper training and screening to carry firearms in schools.

Dude, you were just a Republican like five minutes ago, got beat in the Primary, and now you're concocting a story about leaving the party because the leadership "lost their way"? They lost their way back in 2011 when they took over the NCGA, have been stumbling around since then grabbing whatever power they can, but somehow between May and June of this year they *really* lost their way, and you decided to change parties? Here's the rest of their "slate" of candidates:

Kevin Hayes, who serves as the state party’s vice-chair was selected to run in House District 4 —covering parts of Duplin and Wayne counties in the eastern part of the state — where he will face Republican incumbent Jimmy Dixon and Democrat Da’Quan Marcell Love. Hayes said he opposes a tax overhaul passed in 2013 by the Republican-controlled General Assembly, which shifts some of the tax burden from manufacturing to services. He said his first act as a member of the House would be to introduce legislation defining life as beginning at conception, and that he favors abolishing the state income tax.

The party also chose Mark Crowe to run in House District 42, the seat in Cumberland County currently held by Democrat Marvin Lucas.

The Constitution Party is putting up two candidates to challenge lawmakers in Mecklenburg County districts. Stuart Collins, a teacher in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, will challenge Democrat Jeff Jackson in Senate District 37, while anti-toll road activist Sharon Hudson will challenge Republican Jeff Tarte in Senate District 41.

The party nominated one candidate in a Congressional race. David Fallin is running in the 7th Congressional District, covering the southeast portion of the state. Fallin joins Republican David Rouzer, who is heavily favored to win, and Democrat Kyle Horton in the race.

Hoo boy...

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More power to 'em, I guess...

If they can pull votes away from Republicans in these races, it can only help the Blue Wave. And that anti-toll woman running against Jeff Tarte should make that a very interesting race. But I still feel like I need to take another shower after that dive...