#Senate2014: Kay Hagan Gets A Challenger In NC

by Lady Liberty on February 20, 2013

Dr. Greg Brannon of Cary, NC has officially thrown his hat in the ring.  His candidacy was mentioned in my Senate 2014 sticky post earlier this week, but today I received a press release (below).

The Daily Haymaker reported at the end of January:

The Republican Liberty Caucus and The Eastern North Carolina Tea Party have united behind a Wake County physician’s effort to unseat U.S. Senator Kay Hagan.   Dr. Greg Brannon of Cary has thrown his hat in the ring as a GOP challenger to US Senator Kay Hagan — who is up for reelection in 2014.

Brannon announced his intentions Saturday at a Tea Party event in Winterville, North Carolina.  Regular listeners of the Bill LuMaye radio show in The Triangle  may recognize Brannon, who is a frequent guest.   Brannon also is known for his work with a grassroots organization called Founders’ Truth.

Some may already be expressing concerns about Brannon’s lack of statewide name ID.  Think back to 2008.  Who — outside of Greensboro and the legislative building — had heard of Kay Hagan?

Official press release received today:

Brannon Makes it Official: Announces U.S. Senate Campaign Kickoff Tour

RALEIGH, North Carolina – Dr. Greg Brannon, a Cary pro-life Obstetrician and conservative leader in North Carolina, will officially announce his bid to challenge Democrat Senator Kay Hagan with a two-day “Restore the American Dream” kickoff tour on Wednesday, February 27.

The eight-city tour will highlight Greg Brannon’s background, his motivation for running and his passion for restoring constitutional government in America.  The “Restore the American Dream” tour begins Tuesday morning in Wilmington

“On February 27, 1776, at the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, North Carolina, Patriots won the first decisive victory of the Revolutionary War by defeating a force of British Loyalists, near Wilmington, NC. This dramatic victory ended British rule in the colony forever,” said Greg Brannon.

Fighting to Restore the American Dream in North Carolina will be my job in the U.S. Senate, and that’s why I am kicking off this campaign by talking to voters across the state on this historic date,” Brannon added.

The two-day tour will continue with stops in Greenville, Raleigh, Greensboro, Monroe, Charlotte, Asheville and Burlington.

“As an American citizen, I’m extremely concerned by the daily attacks on our Bill of Rights and our God-given liberties. Over the last few years, as I’ve raised my children and run my medical practice, I’ve been overcome by an overwhelming concern for the health of this great nation.

“I’m running for Senate to put an end to politics-as-usual in Washington.  Like the majority of North Carolinians, I’ve had enough of Big Government politicians running roughshod over the people of North Carolina – and I plan to do something about it,” added Brannon.

Brannon says he has been overwhelmed by the show of support he has received from citizens, business leaders, and elected officials across North Carolina encouraging him to run for this office.

The Brannon for U.S. Senate Kickoff Tour agenda is listed below. Further time and venue details will be released over the next few days.

All members of the community, as well as the media, are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Opportunities to speak with the candidate are available for members of the media upon request. Please contact Campaign Manager, Reilly O’Neal, at (919) 605-7532 or emailpress@gregbrannon.com with questions.

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About Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty has written 22 articles for CarolinaRight.

I'm a Conservative minded mother and wife living in the Triangle area of NC. I began writing in 2009 via my LadyLiberty1885 blog. My writing can also be found at Carolina Right and at WizBang. I also write science fiction novellas that are, as of yet, unpublished and dabble in other genres from time to time.

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