Tom Fetzer has done just about all you can do in North Carolina Republican politics.
He's been a candidate, office-holder, consultant and now, a party chairman. So it probably makes sense that he met his bride-to-be while she was working on a Republican campaign.
Fetzer told Dome that he and Kate Spina met on the campaign trail and are planning to marry Oct. 17 at a small ceremony in Wilmington. Spina is in media sales for Time Warner Cable.
In his campaign to become the N.C. Republican Party chairman, rumors circulated that Fetzer is gay. He sued a Wilmington radio host for libel, claiming that the host had forwarded an e-mail stating the rumor in an effort to hurt Fetzer's chances of winning the party chairmanship.
Fetzer told Dome the lawsuit is still pending.