By N. Horton
Ok, maybe 27 is a slight exaggeration…but only slightly.
Last night I received an email from the White County Republican Committee about our upcoming meeting next Thursday night. The speaker and apparent U.S. Senate candidate was announced as Dr. James “Buzz” McNair of Heber Springs. McNair is a practicing ophthalmologist who likely has a unique perspective on the proposed “Obama-care.”
It seems McNair has been quietly making his rounds throughout the summer, speaking at least one TEA Party in Cabot and identifying himself as a potential candidate.
Add McNair to the list of Republicans vying for the GOP nomination:
- State Senator Gilbert Baker (Conway)
- Col. Conrad Reynolds (Conway)
- Curtis Coleman (Little Rock)
- Tom Cox (Little Rock)
- Fred Ramey (Searcy)
- State Senator Kim Hendren (Gravette)
And, of course, those are simply the official candidates.
Still at bay: Fayetteville’s Tom Cotton, Harvard grad and Iraq War veteran, and Fayetteville’s/Chicago’s Chris Bequette, who played for the Razorback football team while in school…and that’s about all we know about him.
As of now, Dr. McNair does not have a campaign website and The Patriot has been unable to find much information about him online. I look forward to meeting him next week. Hopefully I will have more to report at that time.