Everybody knows about Fred Thompson, but not as many people know about Fred Smith, a state senator here in NC who is running to be the Republican candidate for governor. In fact, I’m just now getting to know more about him myself.
The Raleigh News and Observer has an in depth story on disgraced NC district attorney Mike Nifong, which details how he got involved in the Duke lacrosse rap case, his rush to judgment, and why he was running for election to keep his job as DA in the first place. I say election and not re-election, because he was actually appointed by Gov. Mike Easley to the DA position the first time around.
The John William Pope Civitas Institute is holding a Conservative Leadership Conference on Friday and Saturday April 27th and 28th at the Sheraton Hotel in Raleigh, NC. Guest speakers include former Mayor of NYC and Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani (who will be attendees will have lunch with on Friday), former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele, and and many, many more. If you’re interested in attending the conference, you can register here or fill out this registration form and faxing it to 919-834-2350.