Linda Coleman

Holding ... on for dear life

When you're a professional politician at risk of losing your free ride, you can get kind of testy. That's the case with George Holding, who has been slopping at the public trough for much of his lethargic life. Linda Coleman is giving him a run for his money in NC's 2nd Congressional District, and old George can't quite figure out how to fight back.

Rip Van Holding attracts several Democratic opponents for Congressional seat

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Hopefully he'll have more time to push his trash out to the road after November 2018:

On Tuesday, Raleigh businessman Ken Romley became the fourth Democrat to announce his candidacy in a district represented by Republican George Holding. The 2nd district includes much of north, south and west Wake County along with parts of Johnston, Franklin, Harnett and Nash counties.

A day before Romley’s announcement, Linda Coleman, a former Wake County commissioner and N.C. House legislator, confirmed she would join Holly Springs vodka distillery owner Sam Searcy and Johnston County veteran and transgender woman Wendy Ella May in the race to unseat Holding, a third-term congressman from Raleigh.

And now is the part where I extol the virtues of having a knock-down, drag-out Primary between four (or more) energetic Democratic candidates before moving on to the General Election campaign against a well-heeled and zero-energy Republican incumbent. I'll have to get back with you on all that extolling...

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