Your blogger normally doesn't cover many NC House and Senate races, simply because there are so many. To give the best coverage with our limited time, we prefer to focus on Congressional, U.S. Senate, and Statewide Judicial races, as well as current events and scandals.
However, there is one race so important, that KCC would be remiss if we failed to announce this man's impending candidacy. From the press release from the NC Senate Republican Committee:
Hood Richardson, (left, photo courtesy, Beaufort Observer) a four term Beaufort County Commissioner, will announce his candidacy for the North Carolina Senate’s 1st District February 18th at a press conference at NCGOP Headquarters in Raleigh at 4:00 p.m. He will be joined by NCGOP Chairman Tom Fetzer and Senate Republican Leader Phil Berger.
The 1st District is currently represented by Marc Basnight, President Pro Tempore of the Senate.