RALEIGH – The news of Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) retiring was certainly a political black swan for conservatives in western North Carolina. A bevy of candidates have scrambled to fill his shoes, including members of Meadows staff, state lawmakers, and local conservative activists. North Carolina Senator Jim Davis (R-Cherokee), who was going to retire from the General Assembly before the surprise Meadows retirement, has earned the endorsement of fellow Senator Ralph Hise (R-Madison) to help cement his conservative bona fides in the western North Carolina district.
“This endorsement means so much to me – Senator Ralph Hise has been the most conservative and genuine colleague I could have ever worked with. I’m honored by the endorsement, and I’m ready to continue our fight in Washington!” Davis said in a statement.
You can watch Hise’s video endorsement of Davis here. You can see why Davis was proud to have that endorsement by taking a peak at Hise’s legislative record; the conservative label is definitely supported.
Just some more context for a big decision the Republican voters of District 11 have coming in under two months. We’ll bring you more from this important primary race as it continues to develop.