Nesbitt takes aim at Senate leadership | | Asheville Citizen-Times

RALEIGH — Power in the state Senate has been concentrated for a decade or so in two sets of hands.

But with the resignation of Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand, a share of that influence is up for grabs, opening an opportunity for a 30-year veteran of the legislative halls from Asheville.

Sen. Martin Nesbitt did not return phone calls Wednesday or Thursday, but he was on the phone to tell his fellow Senate Democrats who will pick a majority leader, the No. 2 spot behind Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight, he wants the job. Story continues here ➤