Former military judge, retired Lieutenant Colonel Lance Sigmon told the Hickory Daily Record his primary challenge to Big Pat is "very likely."
Here's Sigmon's law practice website.
Here's more from the Hickory Record:
Lance Sigmon, 48, a retired U.S. Air Force officer, said he’s in the process of forming an exploratory committee to seek the Tenth District officeNo specific reason why he's running except:
“We deserve a representative who understands the values of this area and will make decisions based on the integrity and principles that I learned while growing up here,” Sigmon said.Ouch.
Here's his background:
Sigmon, a Republican, grew up in a working-class family in Conover and graduated from Newton-Conover High School in 1977.And, one more ouch for Pat:
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Sigmon served four years in the Air Force following high school. He graduated from Western Carolina University in 1985 and received a law degree from Wake Forest University in 1988. Sigmon re-entered the Air Force as an officer and was appointed as a judge advocate.
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He held several positions and retired as a military trial judge with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
After 21 years in the military, he returned to the Hickory area in 2005 and noticed an economic decline and decreasing quality of life.
I wonder what Sigmon knows about Pat that makes him run for office in what is sure to be the ugliest primary ever . . . I wonder if those rumored photos will finally surface.
And, gee, Pat next to a real military man it might not look so good for you to pretend to have served in Iraq like that time you misled WaPo.
And after trying to smear one military man in a primary, won't it be awfully suspicious when (if you cheat enough to win) you go after another one, a decorated hero, Daniel Johnson, in the general?
Crossposted at Scru Hoo and BlueNC.