by Sam Hieb
Definitely one of the more interesting state House races will for the District 75 seat, where incumbent Rep. Donny Lambeth–a former Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board member—will square off against Dan Besse, an ultraliberal member of the Winston-Salem City Council–and that’s saying something.
Here it is only June and the barbs are flying:
Dan Besse and Donny Lambeth aren’t holding back in their contest for N.C. House District 75, as Besse used a morning news conference to blast Lambeth and state Republicans for failure to expand Medicaid, and Lambeth called Besse “Sanctuary City Dan” in an email.
Besse, the Democratic challenger for the Lambeth’s seat, called the GOP incumbent one who has “refused to buck the party leadership,” and said Lambeth’s recently-filed Medicaid expansion bill came after four years of inaction or opposition.
Besse added that this year’s this year’s budgetary process was “tyrannical” and “undemocratic.” This is Besse’s second crack at statewide office— in 2008 he ran for lieutenant governor but fell short in the Democratic primary.