You can now add Fracking to the Legacy of Paul "Skip" Stam.
When Legislator Carney accidentally hit the wrong button during the Fracking override vote, House Majority Leader Stam used a procedural motion to prevent the Bill from being reconsidered, (which did not allow Carney to correct her mistake).
And so Paul "Skip" Stam was victorious again, this time in regard to blocking an obvious error made by a legislator.
To summarize, Stam's record since May has been personally triumphant, but not for the state of N.C. First, he was successful in seeing Amendment One added to the North Carolina Constitution. As the architect of this discrimination, he could take pride in saying that he was responsible for the victory. His lone defeat came with the rejection of tax credits for corporations that give scholarship money to private schools. Another attempt to privatize education may have failed, but he could later take joy in the fact that the Governor's veto of the state budget was over-ridden. This budget did not adequately fund public schools. Finally, Representative Stam succeeded in having the Governor's veto over-ridden in his gutting of the Racial Justice Act. Stam would later call this "real justice".
Representative Stam has said that he is running again because his work in the N.C Legislature is not finished. I am running so the voters of District 37 can tell him otherwise.