Jillian Bandes

Taylor says he likes her for three reasons.

“Number one, she’s not a politician. Number two, she’s not a lawyer. Number three, she was someone who is concerned about the direction of this country. She’s a worker bee like everyone else, and she and her husband had their own business, and thats what she did,” said Taylor. He contrasts that with Etheridge, who has painted himself as grossly out-of-touch with North Carolina’s small-town values.

“Etheridge needs to go. It has nothing to do with trying to choke [a reporter. Bob has turned into a mouthpiece for Pelosi, Reid and Obama,” said Taylor. “When you look at his territory — Johnson county? Eastern Wake county? When you see his constituency, and look at his voting record, he’s forgotten what he’s supposed to be doing.”

Jillian Bandes

Jillian Bandes is the National Political Reporter for Townhall.com