For most political observers, former U.S. Attorney George Holding has a clear path to Congress.
He has the Republican nomination for the newly reconfigured 13th district which is a bullet-proof GOP district. And he running against a little known, underfinanced Democrat named Charles Malone.
House Speaker John Boehner on Saturday referred to Holding as the next congressman. But you would never know that from Holding's fund raising appeal. Holding plans to hold a fund raiser on Oct. 23 at the home and Jane and Ricky Wright of Wake Forest.