Friday, February 29, 2008
Wow, what a day at the State Board of Elections. First, Jim Long decides not to run for Insurance Commissioner after 24 years in that post (most in NC history, 3rd most in U.S. history).
Then as we're interviewing the candidates who want to replace him that filed at the last minute, Richard Morgan comes walking in the door.
Morgan is the former Speaker of the House who cut a deal with Jim Black to split the position and angered a number of Republicans. In 2006, he lost in the Republican primary to keep his House seat.
Today, he filed for DPI Superintendent of public schools. We were the only camera there to talk to him afterward. So, click on the button above to hear it for yourself. You'll notice he's lost a lot of weight and looks quite healthy as well.
Have a great weekend!