And he's hoping for help from a Democrat:
Forrester said he’s hoping the proposed constitutional change will have a better chance this year since the Senate has a new Rules Committee chairman.
The new chairman is Sen. David Hoyle, D-Gaston. Hoyle signed on as a cosponsor of the proposed amendment last year. Hoyle said he expects to send the bill to the Rules Committee this year. But he doesn’t expect the committee to take it up.
Thankfully it appears the lame-duck corporatist non-Democrat doesn't appear to be interested in pushing too hard:
“I don’t think we’re going to be taking up any constitutional amendments in the short session,” Hoyle said. He said a number of legislators want this year’s session to go by quickly and avoid controversial issues that could keep lawmakers in town.
But bigotry dies slowly:
“I keep swinging that bat,” Forrester said. “Sooner or later we’re going to get a hit on it.”