Establishment's Tata to challenge Walter Jones?

June 02, 2015 | 03:05 AM

According to the N&O, State DOT Secretary Tony Tata has put up a trial balloon to challenge Congressman Walter Jones in the 3rd district. Tata has never lived in the 3rd district and never been registered as a Republican in NC. He is a registered Unaffiliated. Tata's top appointees at DOT have also been almost all Democrats or Unaffiliated.

It is unclear if Tata would switch to Republican to run or stay an Unaffiliated or where he would try to set up residence in the district.

Walter Jones has stood strong for conservative principles in Congress against the squishy GOP establishment. That led the establishment to set a Washington lobbyist to carpetbag into the district to challenge Jones in the primary last year. It looks like they are up to another carpetbag stunt.

From the N&O article, it appears that the consultant involved with Tata is Carter Wrenn, the very same consultant who was behind liberal GOP Congresswoman Renee Ellmers.

http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Blog-3931.112112-9468.112112-Establishments- 

June 02, 2015 | 03:05 AM

According to the N&O, State DOT Secretary Tony Tata has put up a trial balloon to challenge Congressman Walter Jones in the 3rd district. Tata has never lived in the 3rd district and never been registered as a Republican in NC. He is a registered Unaffiliated. Tata's top appointees at DOT have also been almost all Democrats or Unaffiliated.

It is unclear if Tata would switch to Republican to run or stay an Unaffiliated or where he would try to set up residence in the district.

Walter Jones has stood strong for conservative principles in Congress against the squishy GOP establishment. That led the establishment to set a Washington lobbyist to carpetbag into the district to challenge Jones in the primary last year. It looks like they are up to another carpetbag stunt.

From the N&O article, it appears that the consultant involved with Tata is Carter Wrenn, the very same consultant who was behind liberal GOP Congresswoman Renee Ellmers.

http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Blog-3931.112112-9468.112112-Establishments-

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