D.G. Martin says the Charlotte mayors curse is bogus.
In a column in the Southern Pines Pilot, the UNC-TV host and former Congressional candidate writes that the losses of former mayors Richard Vinroot, Eddie Knox, Sue Myrick and Harvey Gantt in statewide bids were not because of their job titles.
"All of the above contests were decided by many factors more important than the pluses or minuses of having served as a Charlotte mayor," he writes.
He also points to former Republican Gov. Jim Martin, whose political base was Charlotte, even if his address was Lake Norman.
Therefore, Martin argues, current Mayor Pat McCrory could still have a shot if he decides to run for the Republican nomination for governor.
Hat Tip: Mark Binker