Republican Greg Brannon will hold a series of house party's this summer as he cranks up his campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan in 2014. "We are taking this campaign directly to living rooms and backyards across our beautiful state where I can hear exactly what is on people’s minds and talk to them about my vision for our state and our country," he said in a statement.
Brannon, a Cary physician, is the lone announced Republican candidate trying to oust the Democratic incumbent -- though others are expected to join him. (Looking at you, Thom Tillis.) Brannon, who has aligned himself with the tea party, started his house party tour in Winston-Salem this week and comes to Raleigh on May 31 for an event at the home of Rick Gardner. In June, he will hold two more events in Raleigh and another in Cary. See the full list here.