Neal for Senate...
I talked to Jim Neal for about 45 minutes today. The Democrat has filed to run for the U.S. Senate. He's a Chapel Hill investment banker with no experience running as a candidate.
BUT, he does have extensive experience raising money for John Kerry and Gen. Wesley Clark. He told me he knows them both personally so that could be interesting.
It's clear after talking with him that he's not just some guy with money getting into this race. He gets the political game and has a vast number of resources he's used before making the decision to run.
He knows politics, now the question is does he know policy? His platform is still in the works as well as specific policy beliefs and plans.
I'll write more but just wanted to give you a little bit to chew on since I talked with him today.