I'll be sweating this race because I've seen a lot of polls all within the margin in this essentially tied race. I was reading a poll today that lists 8% of North Carolinians as having already voted and as still undecided on the Lt. Governor race. Usually we think of voter drop off happening at the nonpartisan races, but even this is a race where it can happen. Make sure your friends know you're voting for Coleman. If you need a reason why, then please check out and share this Q-Notes article.
But it is Linda Coleman, former state House member and former director of the Office of State Personnel, who might find herself the lone Democratic officer among a sea of Republican lawmakers. Coleman could also become the highest-ranking LGBT-friendly elected official in Raleigh.
Poll after poll has shown a nearly evenly divided electorate. In some, Coleman leads. In others, it’s Forest, the second son of Charlotte’s retiring U.S. House Rep. Sue Myrick.
So what happens if Coleman wins the race? It certainly wouldn’t be the first time a sitting governor and sitting lieutenant governor came from opposing parties.
We need her voice in the state leadership and in front of the media on so many issues, and we need Sam Ervin on the Supreme Court. Come what may in the rest of the races, these 2 candidates represent a powerful opportunity to have a check and balance against extreme conservatism if other races don't go as well. The balance of the NC Supreme Court is in the balance and could decide the future of voter suppression, amendment 1, and other attacks. Please do whatever you can to raise name recognition for these 2 candidates!