N&R’s parting shot at Berger Sr.

N&R endorsements. No real surprises — Kay Hagan for Senate, Laura Fjeld for 6th Congressional District, Alma Adams for 12th Congressional District, ‘Yes’ on Guilford County quarter-cent sales tax hike.

No surprise either that the local paper of record would endorse Sen. Phil Berger’s opponent in the District 26 race. But check it out anyway (emphasis mine):

Democratic challenger William Osborne is a decided underdog to incumbent Phil Berger, who is probably the most powerful politician in the state. But Osborne is a better choice all the same, given the tight fist and closed mind with which Berger has run the legislature.

Ouch. If that’s enough to make you vote against Berger, who helped institute real reform here in North Carolina, then go for it.

Sam Hieb / Contributing Editor

Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political a...

Reader Comments

  • richie

    Berger hates kittens! (I got told that by someone at work and it cracks me up every time I remember it.)

  • Triadwatch

    Wish he would use his power to pass legislation on revamping public notices and stick it to news and record