by Michael Lowrey
The Insider’s Patrick Gannon has a column out on Bob Rucho, who recently announced that he won’t be seeking reelection next year. Gannon’s piece begins:
If you pay attention to state politics, you’ve heard of Bob Rucho.
The retired dentist and lightning rod from Matthews in Mecklenburg County has been at the center of many of the most controversial pieces of legislation since Republicans took control of the House and Senate after the 2010 elections.
Rucho’s legislative work – combined with his seemingly endless passion — led some in the Republican inner circle to launch a whole new lexicon, with his last name as the root.
You’ll just have to read the article to find out exactly what that lexicon consists of.