by Locker Room contributor
The Asheville paper this morning had an article on Pat Smathers of Canton pondering the thought of running for Lt. Governor in 2008, being from out that way I know that the Smathers family has an influence on Haywood County politics but I wonder if that network can extend state wide? Senator Dalton from Rutherfordton is also on the consideration list, a leading Democrat in the State Senate, and these are two Democrats from the West. Ed Broyhill from Winston-Salem was mentioned as a possible candidate for the GOP, which leads me to the question will someone from the High Country be the next Lt. Governor?