Mecklenburg County Republicans have been busy. Every local, state and federal office has a Republican candidate listed on the ballot. Democrats just didn't bother.
Some of these Republicans don't stand a snowball's chance on a warm day of winning in November, but that hasn't stopped them from showing up. On the other hand, Democrats....meh.
There are 31 partisan elected positions for voters to fill in November. Democrats aren't even trying for six of them. There are 38 Democrats and 51 Republicans vying for these 31 seats.
Obviously, the Republicans smell victory and if tradition holds true, they may have a chance of taking seats they might otherwise lose. I'm sure some of them think they will benefit from being the party out of power going into midterm elections. Others were simply drunk on tea and had stopped the caffeine induced quivering of their hands long enough to fill out the forms and write a check on filing day. Regardless of their inspiration, they have chosen to show up and to this I say, "Good job and cheers."
Democrats on the other hand.....meh.