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Nesbitt gets Basnight nod

Sen. Martin Nesbitt, an Asheville Democrat, won hefty support on Friday when Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight dispatched a letter endorsing Nesbitt for the post of Senate majority leader.

Basnight sent the letter to fellow Senate Democrats, who will pick a replacement for Sen. Tony Rand, of Fayetteville, who is resigning from the legislature and will be leaving by the end of the year, the Asheville Citizen Times reports.

Several Democratic senators last week said Sen. Dan Clodfelter, a Charlotte Democrat, was also seeking the post, but Clodfelter refused to say whether he was a candidate.

"I'm not at that point," he told the newspaper, though he added, "I’m not telling you I’m not a candidate."

Clodfelter said the talk about who gets the majority leader's post is happening too fast.


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Re: Nesbitt gets Basnight nod

Go Nesbitt!!!!

His leadership will shake things up -- which is a good thing, long overdue.

Re: Nesbitt gets Basnight nod

Dome --

I can't recall, but isn't Nesbitt a Liston Ramsey protege?

Funny how the Democrat party bosses come full circle; maybe Basnight should start grooming a member of the Gardner family to complete the picture.

Re: Nesbitt gets Basnight nod

Go Nesbitt.

A lot in the Clodfelter camp happens too fast.

Clodfelter said the talk about who gets the majority leader's post is happening too fast.

Being passed over while the world passes you by seems about par for the course, doesn't it?

Better luck next decade. Yup, this was pretty much your chance.

Oops.

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