RALEIGH, N.C. — A man's impassioned defense of gun rights to a North Carolina city council that went viral has catapulted him in less than two years to the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.
First-time candidate Mark Robinson got the most votes among the nine-person field in Tuesday's primary and enough to avoid a runoff.
Several of his rivals outraised Robinson, but he benefited from a 2018 viral video in which he spoke out against gun control measures in Greensboro. He says his victory doesn't seem real but he sees his campaign as an opportunity to make the state better.
He'll face the Democratic nominee in November.