North Carolina Democratic state Rep. Tricia Cotham has announced she won’t be seeking re-election to her House seat in 2016. Cotham, who’s served five terms in the legislature, made the announcement on Thursday. Her move opens up the potential for an openly LGBT lawmaker, something the state’s been missing since 2014, with openly gay Plaza Midwood businessman Billy Maddalon saying Thursday he’s considering a run.
Nearly 30 anti-LGBT North Carolina religious leaders, activists and pastors have endorsed Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, including high-profile activists Flip Benham, Michael Brown and Ron Baity.
The world must be a pretty scary place if Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Lord God King David Michael Rice are legitimate Republican choices for leadership.