Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton of Colorado will be in Raleigh next month for a fundraiser.
The Raleigh connection is her brother-in-law, Charlie Black, the North Carolina native who is a long-time political advisor to GOP political figures from Jesse Helms to John McCain, Rob Christensen.
Norton, a former Colorado lieutenant governor, will be the guest at a fund raiser at the home of former Raleigh City Councilman Kieran Shanahan and his wife Tina on February 18th. Also hosting the event are Charlie and Judy Black and political consultants Karen and Marc Rotterman.
Norton is running against Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. She has the backing of much of the party establishment including 15 sitting GOP senators, but she is being challenged by several candidates who have the backing of grassroots tea party activists who think she is too close to McCain and other establishment figures.