It’s starting to look alot like November around North Carolina. With state primaries just a few weeks away, campaign signs and tv ads are popping up everywhere. You can feel a slight buzz in the air locally and nationally around the upcoming midterm elections. The results of this November could ultimately shape the next two years of Joe Biden’s presidency.
An unexpected television ad aired last week featuring U.S. Senate candidate former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley. This was a surprise as Beasley is the presumptive candidate to represent the Democratic party, as she is running uncontested. In the ad, Beasley touts her impressive career as a public defender and former Chief Justice. Beasley was North Carolina’s first black female chief justice.
The GOP side of the race is a little more entangled in a four-way knockout slugfest with Ted Budd leading early in many polls over Pat McCrory, Mark Walker and Marjorie K. Eastman. Catawba College political scientist Michael Bitzer said that for Beasley – it’s all about the fall election.