Under the Dome

Russell Capps begins political comeback

Former state Rep. Russell Capps is seeking a comeback running for the open House seat district 49 in West Raleigh.

That would set up a Republican primary with Dr. Jim Fulghum, the Raleigh neurosurgeon, who has also filed for the seat.

Capps, 80, who is president of the Wake County Taxpayers Association, served six terms in the state House before losing in 2006 to Democrat Ty Harrell.


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I'm the youngest candidate running.

I agree with you. It is time for some young, fresh faces in our state government! I am running as an Independent Write-in-Candidate for the 49th District....I am 21. I really think it is about time that the younger generation was represented in our government. Too long have we been without a voice in our government. Please find me on FB!

James Mathis for NC House.

Too old ??

as to let younger candidates in.... Russell Capps was defeated by "a young up&comer" in Ty Harrell who fell victim to "character issues" and never finished his first term.

Age doesn't have that much to do with character and integrity.


Russell Capps is 80, Howard Coble is 80, David Price is 72, Bob Etheridge is 71.  Doesn't anybody think about the younger generation?  Why don't you give them a chance?  Geeze.

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