The second most watched race in North Carolina after the presidential race may not be the governor's race, but the N.C. Supreme Court race, says veteran GOP strategist Carter Wrenn.
That is because the race between GOP Justice Paul Newby and his Democratic challenger, Sam Ervin could tip the balance of the court. And that could decide the legislative redistricting case that will likely heard by the court next year.
"So if Newby wins, Republicans in the House and the Senate keep their districts and, the way they see it, control of the legislature for the next decade,” Wrenn writes in his blog, Talking About Politics. “The Democrats have figured out the same thing in reverse – Ervin winning and throwing out those Republican districts may be their last hope of winning the State House or Senate for years.So every one of North Carolina's one hundred and seventy state legislators' eyes are riveted on one race – and the Super PACs are forming. Republicans already have an elect Newby Super PAC and the Democrats can't be far behind.'' For more read here.