Seeing GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Orr issue a statement in response to Richard Moore's proposal to reform DOT got me thinking about where most of the issues being discussed across party lines in this campaign are coming from.
It's the Democratic candidates.
One issue that generated a good deal of dialogue among candidates on both sides was Bev Perdue's proposal to create an independent commission to identify 250 million dollars in savings during each legislative session.
Another was Richard Moore's proposal to give the Governor a line item veto.
Now a third is Moore's DOT proposal.
Have any proposals come from the Republican candidates that all five folks running have weighed in on? Not that I can think of.
So the Democrats have better name recognition, more money, and seem to be controlling the agenda in the race.
No wonder Pat McCrory is thinking about running- he might be the GOP's only shot- if he could get through the primary.