Bush Critic Seeking 9th District House Seat

By: Tom Skinner
By: Tom Skinner

A banjo-playing real estate broker who was critical in person to President Bush says he wants to be the Democrat to challenge Republican incumbent Rep. Sue Myrick in North Carolina's 9th District.

Harry Taylor is the second candidate to say he wants to seek the
Democratic nomination. Ross Overby of Union County also says he
will be a candidate.

The 63-year-old Taylor gained some fame last year when President
Bush took a question from him after a speech at Central Piedmont
Community College. Taylor told the president he hoped Bush had "the humility and the grace to be ashamed of yourself."

Taylor says he wants to raise $2 million for the race and played his banjo as he made his announcement Tuesday. The 66-year-old Myrick is a seven-term representative and spent more than $1 million last year.


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