Will former Wake County Schools Superintendent Tony Tata return to the public eye as a candidate for U.S. Senator in North Carolina?
In his Talking About Politics blog Wednesday, Democratic political strategist Gary Pearce writes that "Democrats may pay the price" for Tata's firing. For instance, Pearce writes that "Tata gets a years’ pay so he can start (some critics theorize) running against Senator Kay Hagan in 2014."
Pearce writes that now Republican school board member John Tedesco "may stir up enough votes in Wake County to get elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction" and that Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Paul Coble "now has an excuse not to give the schools more money."
Pearce writes that "it was a mistake to fire Tony Tata without first setting out a bill of particulars." He also writes that "even strong Democrats believe the Wake school board flunked this test."