The Assembly NC reports:
Former U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, who unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate in 2022, is seriously considering a run for governor, setting up a potential primary showdown with presumed Republican front-runner Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson.
In a text message to The Assembly, Walker confirmed he’s taking meetings about a possible gubernatorial run. Two close advisers said the Republican will be in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss his potential candidacy with members of the Republican Governors Association.
Robinson, the state’s first Black lieutenant governor, has raised a lot of funds and has a wide base of GOP support that includes former President Donald Trump.
Read the full article. Walker, a Baptist pastor and supporter of North Carolina’s infamous and ultimately failed anti-LGBTQ bill, HB2, appeared here that year when he accused Bruce Springsteen of “bullying” the state by canceling a concert over the bill. Last year viciously anti-LGBTQ North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson admitted having paid for his future wife to get an abortion.
Six of one: Walker believes the same things as Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson but he doesn’t say them with as much animosity. But they’d vote the same. https://t.co/FEe5aWNApB
— John Robinson (@johnrobinson) February 5, 2023