Jeff Jackson, Senator of the state of North Carolina, announces the candidacy for the US Senate
Charlotte’s most popular millennial politician father, Democratic Senator Jeff Jackson, will announce an offer for the U.S. Senate this morning, starting a race for Richard Burr’s seat in 2022, in which Lara Trump could be on the Republican side. Why It Matters: After a 2020 Senate North Carolina one of the most expensive races of all time, another expensive battle for the balance of power is in the meantime. Get smarter, faster, read the news CEOs, entrepreneurs, and top politicians read. Sign up for the Axios newsletter here. * A possible matchup between a member of the Trump family and Jackson – a media savvy lawyer and National Guard who stresses in every campaign that his opponents are good people – will certainly not mitigate this intrigue. * Jackson, a father of three, told his wife, Marisa, that if he won elementary school, they could generally expect “$ 100 million in negative reports that will just tear me down”. * While watching the riot at the Capitol on January 6th, Marisa said to him, “You have to run.” Context: Many people remember the 2020 Senate race, largely because of Democrat Cal Cunningham’s blatant texts and affairs for that he had to apologize to. Cunningham was a veteran whose campaign depended on his character as well. * “There will be easy comparisons,” said Jackson. “But over the course of the campaign, within 60 to 90 days you will find that this is a completely different campaign and I am a completely different person.” * State Senator Erica Smith, who received 35% against Cunningham in Democratic Elementary School in 2020, runs again in 2022. In an interview with Real America’s Voice on Jan. 21, Lara Trump said of a Senate run: “It is possible. … We can’t stay away long. We are all in some form again in this struggle for the rest of our lives. “* Former Governor Pat McCrory is also considering a run in Republican elementary school. Fun Fact: Jackson has roughly 200,000 followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, not bad for a local politician whose district only sees about 110,000 votes cast. His following began on an icy day in February 2015 when he was alone in the state capital, tweeting with unanimous support about all the bills he passed. Of course, he was the only one who voted. * “This is going to be like ‘Night at the Museum’ except that we’ll end up with a stronger middle class,” he tweeted. For more stories like this, check out the upcoming Axios Charlotte newsletter designed to help readers smarter, faster with the most important news that’s playing out in their own backyard. * Sign up here. Support safe, intelligent, and sensible journalism. Sign up for the Axios newsletter here.