North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Neal will now be contributing regularly to the LGBT-oriented news, commentary and blogging site The Bilerico Project.
N.C. blogger Pam Spaulding introduced him on the site today:
As a fellow native Tar Heel, I want to give a hearty welcome to North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Jim Neal, who joins The Bilerico Project as a contributor. He’s making history as the first openly gay man to seek the office, and Jim plans to unseat the ineffective, unresponsive, rubber stamp for the Bush administration, Republican incumbent Elizabeth Dole.
While it’s his first run for office, Jim is not a newcomer to politics. He was a national finance committee member of the Wes Clark for President and the Kerry-Edwards campaigns, and a national fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Erskine Bowles in 2004. You may recall that in 1998 John Edwards, with no previous political experience, ran and won election to the U.S. Senate here. It’s a challenge, but can be done — Dole is polling poorly.
Welcome Senator — I mean, Mr. — Neal. I’ll look forward to reading your thoughts and wisdom.