GOP Field for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Cut to 2

May 11, 2012

Republicans still have to pick their candidate for North Carolina insurance commissioner after cutting the field to two.

Richard Morgan and Mike Causey topped a three-candidate field on Tuesday to advance to a runoff election this summer because neither got 40 percent of the vote. The winner faces incumbent Democrat Wayne Goodwin.

Insurance agency owner James McCall of Mooresville came in third.

Causey, of Greensboro, is a former insurance agent and political consultant who failed in three elections between 1992 and 2000 to unseat former Democratic Insurance Commissioner Jim Long.

Richard Morgan is a Moore County insurance broker whose rise to become House co-speaker with Democrat Jim Black in 2003 fractured legislative Republicans. He ran four years ago for state schools superintendent and in 2010 for state Senate.

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