RALEIGH – What was only presumed before is now quite undeniable.
Lynda Bennett is a conservative candidate, one of many Republicans, running in the Republican primary to succeed Congressman and Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows. Bennett, who is close friends with Meadows’ wife, was presumed to have his, and thus the Freedom Caucus’s support. But with Meadows own deputy chief of staff in the race, as well as a popular state senator from western North Carolina (Jim Davis), he at first avoided direct involvement.
Until this weekend, when this came from the Lynda Bennett campaign:
As much popularity as Meadows has at home among Republican primary voters, coupled with his influence of the House Freedom Caucus, such an endorsement stands to give Bennett a boost that others in the field will find hard to match. That, along with the Senate Conservatives Fund and, importantly, the local Tea Party endorsement, should make her the odds on favorite to carry on a conservative voice for western North Carolina in Washington, D.C.
The primary election is one month from today.