CHARLOTTE – Congressman-elect Dan Bishop jumped into what was sure to be zero to 100 special congressional race already sullied with drama for Republicans, and came out victorious. Bishop, who will be sworn in to office on Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m., appeared on the radio show of former Republican Governor Pat McCrory and gave the audience a first person account of an unprecedented election cycle and the hardest hurdle he faced.
“Bishop detailed the first orders of business including hiring staff and identifying committees to support, but first having to determine when he will be sworn into office.
Bishop is sure to be a busy man in the coming weeks and months as he will have to resign his State Senate seat before assuming the responsibilities of US Congress. […]”
So, not the smears on his character, the absolutely grueling schedule, but the fundraising pressure in order to keep getting the message out. It’s no wonder so many politicians succumb to special interests that can essentially take the lawmaker’s fundraising worries off his plate. That’s why a grounding in core principles is so important when electing representatives.
Unfortunately for Bishop, the fundraising pressures have only just begun; he’ll run for re-election again just next year. He’ll need to draw strength from those principles to honor them and tackle the utter unpleasantness that is raising money for political office.