RALEIGH – As the 2018 elections disappear in the rear view mirror (most of them, anyway), more people are solidifying and announcing their intentions for 2020. In North Carolina, the gubernatorial race is sure to be a focal point behind the presidential election, but the lieutenant governor post will be an interesting race as well. It’s an open seat in 2020, and, as a statewide post with little actual function in the state governing system, it serves as launching platform for future political posts
We recently highlighted the intentions of Democrat Cal Cunningham to seek the post. Now it seems he has some competition coming at him from the Left…the FAR Left.
— Terry Van Duyn for NC (@TerryVanDuynNC) December 10, 2018
Van Duyn has had a couple terms in the N.C. Senate, where she serves as the minority whip, representing Buncombe County and it’s Liberal Hot Spot, Asheville. As such, she necessarily occupies space far to the Left on the political spectrum.
She was born and in raised in Chicago, moving to Asheville with her husband in the 90s. Living in Blitmore Forest, an upscale town with triple the state’s median income and no ‘diversity’ to speak of, she represents the familiar factions of affluent, guilt tripping, liberals that always seem to know better than the rest of us.
She brought the liberal Chicago political views to North Carolina with her, and states she wants to run for lieutenant governor so she can back up Gov. Roy Cooper’s vision for the Old North State.
We know what that vision looks like – higher taxes, bigger government, climate hysteria, and stoking the flames of cultural fires set by social justice warriors. Adding Van Duyn – a liberal environmentalist from Chicago – to that vision as leaders of North Carolina?
No, thank you.
Read more about Van Duyn’s announcement here.