In related news, local village idiot is severely burned after squirting lighter fluid into raging bonfire:
Rep. Hanes joins chairman Ken Goodman(NC66), Rep. Ken Waddell(NC46), Rep. William Brisson(NC22), Rep. George Graham(NC12), Rep. Michael Wray(NC27), Rep. Brian Turner(NC116), Rep. Gale Adcock(NC41), Rep. Brad Salmon(NC51), Sen. Jane Smith(NC13), Sen. Joel Ford(NC38), Sen. Ben Clark(NC21).
According to the caucus plans to create an independent expenditure committee in order to help elect other pro-business Democrats to the legislature. In the press release Goodman stated that the group would focus on making sure that “traditional North Carolina Democrats” find a place in the General Assembly, after having lost a number of moderate legislators in recent elections.
Bolding mine. In case any of you "Main Street" Dems haven't noticed, private businesses are pretty much running the state already. The only way we could be even more pro-business is for lawmakers to wear one of those Secret Service earpieces, so their corporate masters could tell them exactly how to vote each time. And if you're working under the mistaken assumption that rolling over for businessmen will somehow encourage more citizens to join the Democratic Party, that is so many degrees of stupid I can't find a word in the English Language to adequately describe it.