Over at Jones and Blount, there is a story up about NC Board of Education Chairman, Bill Cobey, going all in for John Kasich in the Presidential race.
— A.P. Dillon – LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) February 18, 2016
Yes, go work for Mini-Jeb! That makes total sense for someone who is allegedly a conservative.
When was the last time we saw a sitting state board of education chair endorse a political campaign, much less work for one?
Seems to me that with the Teacher Screening scandal going on right now and the fact he and Atkinson got their hands caught in the cookie jar misappropriating funds from the Excellent Public Schools Act, that perhaps he already has enough on his plate already?
The Jones and Blount article details how Cobey worked with Kasich in Congress. The article also mentions that Cobey was Huckabee’s campaign chair in North Carolina when Huckabee ran in 2008 and in 2016. Gee, guess Cobey needed to find a new ship to hop on after Huckabee dropped out – again.
Reminder: Holly Grange is running for the NCGA against True Conservative, Tammy Covil. Grange has aligned herself with the GOPe and Cobey. Grange even touted him coming to fundraise for her. Go read the latest on this race over at Daily Haymaker.
Kasich and Huckabee both seemed to like smearing parents on Common Core, by the way.
In fact, Kasich went to South Carolina in 2015 and mocked parents fighting Common Core by saying their complaints were ‘just a runaway internet campaign’. Maybe that’s why Cobey likes him so much.