Charlton Allen is running for North Carolina Court of Appeals in the Republican primary. Plus: Cheri Beasley dodging debates but gets no criticism from a compliant media.

In the first hour of the show, Pete goes through some of what's going on behind the scenes inside the NC Democratic Party and State Senator Jeff Jackson's camp as Jackson decided to shut down his US Senate run. 

Former Congressional candidate and campaign manager Thomas Mills joins Pete to talk about NC State Senator Jeff Jackson stepping out of the US Senate race to support Cheri Beasley's campaign. 


In an announcement video, Beasley said she was running for the seat to be vacated by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) to help families in the state left behind by the COVID-19 pandemic. She also listed some of the Democratic priorities, such as health care, education, and wage equality as issues she would focus on, if elected to the Senate.