Former U.S. Attorney George Holding has hired veteran GOP strategist Carter Wrenn to be his political consultant in his bid to win the 13th District congressional seat held by Democrat Brad Miller.
Wrenn was the long-time strategist for Sen. Jesse Helms and for other candidates backed by the Helms organization, such as Senators John East and Lauch Faircloth.
More recently, Wrenn was the strategist for Richard Vinroot's unsuccessful 2000 gubernatorial campaign, and for Renee Ellmers' upset victory for congress last year.
He is long-time friends with Holding's brother, Robert Holding. The two worked together for years in the Helms operation.