Jim Pendergraph’s last job in Washington didn’t work out quite the way he’d planned. He tangled with bureaucrats, butted heads with a congressman and made a remark that sent shudders up the spines of immigrant rights advocates. Then he left. Now he wants to go back. Pendergraph, 61, is running for Congress from the 9th District. Read a candidate profile.
More political headlines:
--In the weeks leading up to the N.C. General Assembly’s vote to approve fracking, Lee County property owner Charles Oldham had a natural gas company knocking on his door. The company wants to drill test wells on a tract of loblolly pine forest that Oldham owns west of Sanford. But Oldham said he’s not yet ready to cash in on mineral rights. He’s a bit suspicious of the companies involved in the practice of hydraulic fracturing.
--U.S. Rep. Barney Frank has tied the knot with his longtime partner in a ceremony officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller wrote on Facebook that he planned to attend the ceremony.
--From AP: Whose definition of bipartisanship will North Carolina voters believe as they decide in November whether the Legislature should remain in Republican hands after a contentious two-year session?