The local paper reports that incumbent Rep. Howard Coble (in whose district I currently reside) will face a GOP primary challenge from the delightfully named Billy Yow, currently a Guilford County Commissioner. As a relative newcomer to Greensboro, I was previously unfamiliar with Yow. He seems like a charming fellow:
In 2004, Yow sold shirts with a cartoon character urinating on the letters NAACP on one side and a Confederate battle flag emblazoned on the other.
Even reactionary loon Orson Scott Card has said he’s “a Democrat because of Billy Yow”. Thankfully, there is little prospect of this cracker jackass actually winning against Congressman-for-Life Coble (who leans much too far right for my taste, but at least has done a good job of bringing home the bacon serving his constituency).