It's old news that Mike Nifong's handling of the Duke lacrosse case has ensured that he'll have challengers in November. You probably also know that the Republican candidate-to-probably-be, Steve Monks, has no experience as a prosecutor and hasn't ever run for elected office. (I don't know much about the other Democrat, who is planning to run as a write-in). What you probably don't know—what I think that nobody knows—is what problem Monks has with Nifong outside of the lacrosse case.
I was just skimming through the articles that came up in a Google News search (
"steve monks" durham), and it really does seem to me Nifong will be defending his seat based entirely on his handling of media relations at the outset of the Duke LAX prosecution. Watch what you say to the press, folks.
Does anyone know of anything I'm missing here? That is, are there any other strikes against Nifong?