The two-week candidate filing period ended at noon Wednesday with last-minute drama, as a would-be congressional candidate ran into the state elections agency in Raleigh seconds too late.
Forsyth Republican Party Chairman Nathan Tabor stopped his car in the middle of the State Board of Elections parking lot and ran into the building. He said the receptionist told him he made it just in time.
But a room away, elections chief Gary Bartlett announced the end of filing before Tabor entered. Seconds later Tabor stormed into the room. Bartlett told Tabor he was too late. Tabor plans to appeal to the full state elections board, which will make a decision March 6.